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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin

For Immediate Release

May 30, 2017

A Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donnell Allen, dob: 9/3/1974, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched the 3000 block of E. 49th Street in a Kansas City apartment complex and found a trail of blood into a second floor apartment. There, they found the victim on the kitchen floor. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A witness told police that the victim stated just before he collapsed in the kitchen that "Donnell" had stabbed him. A witness also said that Donnell was highly agitated and had attempted to strike someone with a shotgun. Another witness told police that the defendant had been in an altercation with the defendant earlier. The witness stated that Allen was waiting for an opportunity to kill him.The witness stated that the defendant also taunted the victim’s family before police arrived. He had the knife in one hand and a shotgun in the other as he did so. The defendant told police that the victim killed himself by putting himself in conflict with him.  

Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000.

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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