For Immediate Release
Sept. 2, 2022
A 40-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday of her husband who was shot in his bed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Melanie Biggins, dob: 3/2/1982, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records filed today, Kansas City police were dispatched on Aug. 31. 2022, to the 1700 block of Gillespie on a reported shooting. Police found the defendant performing CPR on the victim, Etienne L McEwan. He was in his bed in a pool of blood. Police confirmed that the defendant this summer had purchased a handgun.
Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
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 guilty.