Murder

November 09, 2018 - 7:33 pm
A woman pleaded guilty for her role in the killing an expectant mother and her unborn child. Alora Mendoza, 26, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of reckless second-degree murder in the fatal shooting last June of Jocelyn Ybarra, 23. Ybarra was 12 weeks pregnant and her...
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November 09, 2018 - 7:01 pm
Court records say a slain woman had an order of protection against the man charged with killing her in her pocket when her body was found in Kansas City. Gene Birdsong, 42, of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Tabitha...
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November 03, 2018 - 10:51 pm
A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Friday to another murder in a series of violent crimes in three states separated by nearly 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers). Alex Deaton pleaded guilty Friday in Neshoba County Circuit Court to the February 2017 murder of Brenda Pinter, a 69-year-old woman who was...
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October 09, 2018 - 3:47 am
A man is facing a total of 18 charges including murder after a series of shootings in the Kansas City area left three people dead and two wounded. The charges filed Monday against 35-year-old Isaac Fisher include three counts of second-degree murder. Fisher is being held on $1 million bond. Police...
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October 01, 2018 - 6:11 pm
Authorities say the killings of two brothers and another man in front of a suburban Kansas City home was a double homicide and a suicide. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Dale Villines, 59, Christopher Bogert, 57, and Mark Bogert, 54, died Sunday night in Raytown, where they all lived. They...
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September 28, 2018 - 6:11 pm
A Shawnee County district judge says a Topeka man convicted of second-degree murder should get a new trial. William Spangler, 27, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Faustino Martinez II, 22, of Wichita. Spangler, who was sentenced to 15.5 years in jail, filed a...
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September 25, 2018 - 6:14 pm
Two Kansas men have reached plea deals in a deadly southwest Missouri robbery. Brock Robinson, 21, and Azaiah Forester, 20, agreed to testify against a third man, Erik Jones, as part of the murder plea. The plea deal says Taven Williams was killed in January 2017 when he attempted to stop the three...
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September 24, 2018 - 11:04 pm
A jury has convicted a couple on seven of eight counts including 1st degree premeditated murder for torturing and killing a Valley Center man in 2016. Jeff and Heidi Hillard were charged with several crimes including first-degree murder for the death of Scottie Goodpaster, Jr. They were found not...
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September 21, 2018 - 4:48 am
The U.S. Marshals Service announced they arrested 25-year-old Fernando Diaz; wanted for a July 2015 murder in Topeka. The U.S.Marshals worked in coordination with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Customs and Border Protection Officers, Mexican Authorities, Shawnee County...
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September 16, 2018 - 3:31 am
A registered sex offender jailed since last year has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced Saturday. Christopher Matthew Clements, 36, was indicted on Friday by a grand jury on 21 criminal counts, including murder...
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