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Trial for two Kansas City brothers accused of murdering Olathe rapper postponed

BY ROBERT A. CRONKLETON  bcronkleton@kcstar.com The jury trial for two Kansas City brothers accused of killing an Olathe man last September at an Overland Park bar was postponed Tuesday morning. Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan sent...

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Not guilty verdict for Peculiar man in 2014 Cass Co cemetery murder

.BY IAN CUMMINGS icummings@kcstar.com A Cass County jury returned a not guilty verdict Friday for a Peculiar man charged in the 2014 shooting death of Forrest Fuller, 25, at a local cemetery. Tyler Smallwood was 18 when he was charged with first-degree...

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Jackson leads all counties in probation for 2nd-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter

By Mark Morris and Glenn E. Rice The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, USA (MCT) -- Jackson County gave twice as many probation sentences for voluntary manslaughter as all of Missouri’s other circuit courts combined, The Kansas City Star learned by analyzing...

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Alleged Jamaican Drug Dealer Wanted in Double Murder

By Tony Rizzo The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, USA (MCT) -- He eluded arrest for six years, and fought extradition from England for seven more. But now it appears that Ralston Wellington -- an alleged Jamaican drug dealer accused in a 1997 Kansas City...

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Kansas City man exonerated of 2 Rapes by DNA

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County prosecutors this week dropped rape charges against an Independence man whose DNA exonerated him despite two sexual assault victims picking him out as their attacker. Read the rest on Southeast...

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Buckner Man Acquitted in Shooting Death of his Girlfriend

On Friday, a Jackson County jury acquitted John Beltz for the August 24, 2008 shooting death of his girlfriend Michelle Grush in Buckner, Missouri. Beltz had been in jail since the shooting.

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