Murder charges filed in stabbing of Kansas man

August 16, 2018 - 9:14 pm

A Paola man is charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabling last week in Shawnee.

Vincenzo Lucasta, 49, is charged in the Aug. 8 killing of David J. Paterno, 57, who was found dead at his home.

Lucasta, who is also known as Morgan Lee Speakman, was arrested Monday in Kansas City. He is being held on $2 million bond in the Johnson County jail.

Lucasta has a lengthy criminal record. He spent prison time in both Kansas and Missouri, including a fifteen-year sentence for armed robbery in 2001.

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