Kansas trial begins for man charged in shooting death of home buyer

August 13, 2019 - 10:54 am

An 83-year-old Topeka man is on trial this week in the shooting death of a man who was buying his home.

Jury selection began Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Anthony Darcy. He is charged with killing 36-year-old Stephen Matthew Snyder in 2017.

WIBW reports Darcy was found competent to stand trial in August, after he underwent several competency exams.

Prosecutors allege Snyder was shot three times when he went to the house he was buying from Darcy. Snyder had closed on the house but allowed Darcy to live in it for two weeks before moving out.

Snyder's 8-year-old son was with his father when he was killed.

Darcy's defense attorneys have contended that he acted in self-defense.

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