For Immediate Release
Feb. 15, 2021
A Kansas City man, 68, has been charged in the fatal stabbing of his sister in his Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Michael H. Childs, dob: 6/14/1952, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched on Friday evening to the 9400 block of Newton Drive in Kansas City regarding a disturbance involving a weapon. After police entered the residence, they found the victim in her bed. Responders attempted life-saving measures but she was declared deceased. The defendant was found at the scene. He told police that the victim was his sibling. He said she had been staying at the residence for the last two months. That evening they had argued over money and struggled. She had what the defendant described as a butcher knife, but he took it from her, he said. She went to her room, but he followed with the knife. He was waving it around and told police he did not know he had mortally wounded her.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $75,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.