Prosecutor Reflects On Human Condition After Riverside Murder

Tragically, most Kansas City crime coverage and commentary becomes routine and doesn't offer much insight into the reality of light on rough local streets.

This passage and perspective on a recent murder shares remarkable understanding . . .

“This is not your typical murder,” said Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd. “We have a man who knew his assailant by all accounts, but there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between the two of them.

Zahnd said not having a motive to explain the actions is odd but not unheard of.

“We always want to know why. The human condition is to want to know why somebody did something particularly if it’s something really terrible, like a murder,” he remarked.

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