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Murder suspect charged, arrested in Oklahoma

For Immediate Release
Sept. 30, 2016

A 20-year-old Kansas City man faces a 1st Degree Murder charge in the fatal shooting of Torrence Evans in late September, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dairian E. Stnaley, dob: 11/25/1995, faces Murder 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Kidnapping.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 5600 block of Hardesty on a reported shooting. They found the victim, who was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. A witness told police that the suspect threatened to shoot her if she didn't reveal Evans' whereabouts. He grabbed her phone and found an address on Hardesty. He told the woman that he was going to kill the victim and he forced her to drive to the address on Hardesty. Once there, Stanley shot the victim several times and drove off. Stanley's mother told police he contacted her, told her he messed up and his life was over. He also stated he shot someone.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $500,000.

Stanley was recently taken into custody in Tulsa, Okla.

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 has pleaded.

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