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Posted on: January 28, 2020

KC man charged in fatal beating this week of his aunt

For Immediate Release

Jan. 28, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged with beating his aunt to death in her home, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darryl J. Banks, dob: 10/6/1986, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, police were dispatched to a residence near 75th and Wabash and located the deceased victim, Phyllis E. Banks, dob: 11/9/1958. She was found in a chair and had suffered severe trauma to the head. Officers observed an aluminum bat and a knife nearby. Both had apparent blood on them. Police found the suspect in the home. Witnesses told police the suspect and the victim were the only two persons in the home the evening of the homicide. Blood splatter from the victim, according to DNA testing, was found on the lens of the suspect’s eyeglasses.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000.

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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