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Posted on: January 29, 2021

KC man charged in fatal attacks, stabbings of aunt and uncle in Raytown

For Immediate Release

Jan. 29, 2021

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Jan. 13 fatal attacks and stabbings of his aunt and uncle in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Desmond C. Richardson, dob: 5/6/1991, faces two counts of Murder 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records filed today, Raytown Police dispatch received a 911 call from one of the victims, Kenneth McKenzie, who sounded distressed and stated "Des" before repeating "911, help 911. In a second call, the victim stated "Help 8234 Hedges and my nephew's here." After responding to the address, police found a naked man inside covered in blood. He was suffering from multiple gunshots and was transported to a hospital. Inside, police found two deceased victims, Etta and Kenneth McKenzie. Blood was found throughout the house and multiple knives were found. Earlier in the evening on Jan. 12, the Defendant committed a carjacking in Kansas City, MO around 11:30 pm. He was charged recently in that crime. The Defendant drove that car to his aunt’s and uncle’s house. He grabbed a knife and stabbed both victims but they fled to other rooms. He attacked them again. The victims had numerous stab wounds. The Defendant admitted  stabbing the victims. 

Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 cash.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

mmansur@jacksongov.org

http://jacksoncountyprosecutor.com

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.


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