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Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

May. 22, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors said Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City-area man who is charged with murder in the killings of a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice on him and a police officer who responded. ...

Man confesses to killing hospitalized wife because he couldn't afford to care for her, police say

May. 06, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man who's charged with killing his hospitalized wife told police he couldn't take care of her or afford her medical bills, court records say. Ronnie Wiggs made his first appearance Monday on a second-degree murder charge and was referred...