Felony charges against the mother of a 5-year-old boy killed by gunfire have been amended to include Murder in the 2nd Degree, and murder charges have been filed in two other recent fatal shootings, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
In each of these new cases, Baker emphasized, key witnesses stepped forward to work with police and helped to bring justice for the victims’ families. In some instances, family members had to speak up against a family member; in other instances the help was simply an anonymous call to the TIPS Hotline.
“Every day we see good citizens step forward to do the right thing,” Baker said. “I can’t thank our community enough for their crucial role in helping to win justice.”
In the case involving the death of the 5-year-old boy, prosecutors today filed an amended complaint against defendant Lisa Marie Hall, 23, of Kansas City, charging her with Murder in the 2nd Degree because the boy was killed as a result of her perpetration of the felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. She also faces Domestic Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree.*
In the second homicide, prosecutors have filed Murder in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges against Dominque A. Lindsey for the fatal shooting on July 14, 2015 of Ewon Wright in a residence in the 3800 block of College Avenue.*
And in the third case, prosecutors today charged Shawn A. Bell, 39, in the fatal shooting on Thursday of Tony Stark near 6th and Myrtle in the Northeast area of Kansas City.*
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $500,000 for Lindsey, who remains at-large, and a $250,000 bond for Bell.
Hall remains in custody on $150,000/10 percent bond, set after the initial charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Endangering the Welfare of a Child were filed. Today, prosecutors requested that her bond be set at $200,000 cash.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.