Kansas City Crime Scene: Pregnant Woman Gunned Down, Magazine Scam & Fed Search

In this post up we share a collection of crime reporting, homicide aftermath tragedy, court case follow-up and law enforcement bulletins.

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Kansas City woman shot, killed was mother of two and pregnant, family says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jackson County, Missouri prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old man in connection to the shooting death of 22-year-old Shayla Curts earlier this week. Emmett Williams was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Family and friends are reacting to the killing and say Curts was a mother of two with one on the way.

Kansas City man charged in pregnant woman's fatal shooting Tuesday night

A 33-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman Tuesday night near 49th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue.Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Emmett C. Williams, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Shayla Curts, 22.Kansas City police were called to a home at 8 p.m.

Man charged with killing pregnant woman told police he 'snapped'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man accused of murder told police his struggles with his mental and emotional health, along with drug abuse, led him to "snap" and shoot a pregnant woman. Emmett C. Williams, 33, of Kansas City, Missouri, is charged in Jackson County Court with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Dec.

Leader of massive national telemarketing fraud pleads guilty to federal charges in Minnesota

A Kansas City-area man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping lead a massive telemarketing scheme that Minnesota federal prosecutors have called the nation's largest elder fraud conspiracy, with victims spanning the country.

Olathe man pleads guilty for role in leading $300M conspiracy involving fraudulent magazine subscriptions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Olathe man pleaded guilty Thursday in a federal case out of Minnesota for his role in leading a $300 million fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims. federal indictment identified Russell Rahm (also known as Rusty Rahm) as the leader of a 20 years-long conspiracy to "defraud victim-consumers across the United States," many of which were identified as elderly and vulnerable.

FBI releases full descriptions of fugitives that escaped from the Cass County jail

The FBI office in Kansas City has released wanted posters and full descriptions of two fugitives that escaped the Cass County jail on Monday night.The inmates, Trevor Scott Sparks and Sergio Perez Martinez, have not been spotted since early Tuesday morning and had a significant head start on law enforcement in their escape.

'Kansas College Rapist' search continues 20 years later

LAWRENCE, Kan. - College students at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University are preparing for finals and the holiday break. Police in the two college cities are using the time to remind and warn the public about a series of crimes that have haunted both communities for decades.

'You're not alone in this by yourself': Collaborative effort to stop domestic violence in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Friends of Yates has been the only domestic violence agency in Kansas City, Kansas, for 43 years. "We provide a really important service because it's so needed in the community, but at the same time, there's so much more we can do because the needs are so great," said Arica Roland, the agency's executive director.

Mayor Lucas proposes ordinance to create a Victim-Witness Relocation Fund in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is proposing a new ordinance to offer an option for witnesses or victims of violent crimes to receive financial assistance relocating through the creation of a Victim-Witness Relocation Fund in Kansas City.

Kevin Strickland reflects on 1 year of freedom after exoneration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kevin Strickland left behind a world of gray concrete and iron one year ago, exonerated after spending 43 years, most of his life, in prison for a crime he didn't commit. "The year doesn't seem like a year, but I know it's very real," Strickland said.

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