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Posted on: March 16, 2023

KC man charged in fatal beating with a metal bolt in KC residence

Immediate Release
March 16, 2023

A Kansas City man, 57, faces felony charges in the fatal beating of Dickens F. Taima with a metal bolt yesterday of another man in a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Charles E. Stamper, dob: 4/271965, faces Muder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Acion Criminal Action, and Violation of an Order of Protection.*

According to court records, the defendant beat the victim in the head and body with an industrial metal bolt tied with fabric. A witness in the apartment said the victim was asleep and she took a shower. During the shower she heard yelling. She came out and saw the defendant covered in blood. Defendant told the witnesses not to call 911 and locked himself in victim’s room. Police found the victim on the floor at the foot of a bed. He had sustained extremely severe injuries to his skull and body and face, as well as to his hands and forearms; the murder weapon was found on the victim’s bed. 

Prosecutors requested a $150,000 bond.

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

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

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