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Murder charges filed in I-70 shooting in Independence

Murder charges filed in I-70 shooting in Independence | The Kansas City Star By Toriano Porter, tporter@kcstar.com September 30, 2017 7:59 PM Michael T. Dumas, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action one day after a man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of an Independence […]



Not guilty plea entered for man accused of slaying off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer

The Kansas City Star By Glenn E. Rice And Joe Robertson grice@kcstar.com September 21, 2017 1:34 PM A 22-year-old man charged with firing handgun into a crowd during a party in Westport and killing an off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer made his first court appearance on Thursday. The court entered a plea of not guilty […]



His body was decomposing for 8 months in a truck at the airport while his family searched for him

Randy Potter’s decomposing body was found at Kansas City International airport on Sept. 12. Potter’s wife, Carolina Potter, looks for answers about her husband’s death. (KSHB) While Randy Potter’s family and friends were searching across states to find him for the past eight months, his body was decomposing in a truck at a nearby airport. […]



Missing mans body sat in a truck in an airport parking lot for eight months

Carolina Potter describes her frustrations at how Lenexa and KCI Airport police handled her missing person report on her husband Randy Potter. He was missing for eight months until Kansas City police found Potter’s body last week at KCI Airport when they were alerted to a foul odor coming from a truck. He appeared to […]



Woman accused of shooting husband dead had asked for protection

April 26, 2017 6:33 PM By Katy Bergen kbergen@kcstar.com and Glenn E. Ricegrice@kcstar.com A Johnson County woman who reportedly told police that she fatally shot her husband had filed orders of protection against her estranged partner less than a month before his death, according to her attorney. Jema Donahue, 31, of Knob Noster, faces eight […]



Wounded teenager denies misdeed Officer shot boy wielding BB gun

Wounded teenager denies misdeed Officer shot boy wielding BB gun CHRISTINE VENDEL The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: METRO DATE: January 30, 2002 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B2 A 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the chin by a Kansas City police officer in December, has denied pointing a weapon at the […]



Shooting suspect in court

Shooting suspect in court CHRISTINE VENDEL PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: October 30, 2005 Page: B1 Sonia M. Galindo had been so unlike herself lately that her professors at Central Missouri State University urged her to take a leave of absence from classes this fall. And her parents were concerned enough […]



Killing haunts woman’s parents They regret failing to see ‘red flags’

Killing haunts woman’s parents They regret failing to see ‘red flags’ CHRISTINE VENDEL PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: November 15, 2005 Page: A1 Murder suspect Sonia M. Galindo can put only 10 names on her jailhouse visitors’ list. She picked her parents, some friends – and ex-boyfriend Alexander Gladkov, the very […]



Suspect Sent to Hospital, thinks the photos were “doctored,” said her attorney, John Picerno.

Suspect sent to hospital CHRISTINE VENDEL PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: February 7, 2006 Page: B4 A mental health expert showed Sonia Galindo autopsy photos of her ex-boyfriend, whom she is accused of killing last year, in an effort to prove the victim was dead. But Galindo, 26, didn’t believe her […]



Jury chooses life term for Grain Valley teen

Jury chooses life term for Grain Valley teen KEVIN HOFFMANN, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: NEWS DATE: May 16, 2008 EDITION: 1 Page: B1 Eddie George said he didn’t plan the murder of his best friend’s mother, but he admitted that he was the one who stabbed her multiple […]