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The Court rejected the argument that K.S.A. 60-455 prohibited the admission of evidence of other crimes that were committed at the same time as the crimes for which the defendant was on trial. The Court held that, although State v. Gunby, 282 Kan. 39, 144 P.3d 647 (2006) eliminated res gestae as an independent basis for the admission of evidence, it did not eliminate the admission of evidence of events surrounding a commission of the crime under the applicable rules of evidence.