Saturday, December 5, 2009
By Lauren Seabrook
The town of Burlingame remembers the Kahler family Saturday morning. Friends and loved ones of Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler gathered at The Federated Church of Burlingame Saturday to say goodbye. Police say the three women were shot to death by a family member on Thanksgiving weekend.
Members of the Boozefighter Motorcycle Club were outside the church to block protestors from the mourning family. Greg Klingbeil “Kegger” of the Boozefighter Motorcycle Club says, “we heard the Phelps were coming down and they’re going to picket the girls that were killed here in Burlingame and we find that just completely wrong and we can’t have that so we’re going to come down and block out the Phelps and show them what we stand for and that we’re behind the families.”
James “Kraig” Kahler is accused of killing his estranged wife, her mother and their two daughters. He’s being charged with capital murder. The Missouri family was in town visiting their grandmother for Thanksgiving.
Note: “Kegger” and some of the Boozefighters from this chapter met us in Topeka along with all the Boozefighters that accompanied us from Oregon thru the nation to Arlington.
I commend them and thank them for standing up and being counted. Everyone, especially the innocent need protection in their time of grief.