Prosecutors say suspect in beating death is seen in surveillance footage wiping off pry bar in grass . . . Captured soon after the murder on outstanding warrants. Court documents say when he was arrested, THE SUSPECT asked the officer, “This is over an argument, ain’t it?”
A Kansas City man has been charged in a fatal beating last month on the city's northeast side. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charged Joseph M. Parker, 36, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Lovell J. Smith's body was found in an alley on Oct. 23.