Kansas City Crime Scene: Independence Woman Shot Dead & Arson Aftermath

Just wanted to catch-up on a few items we're watching. We might have more on a few of these stories for the morning but for right now . . . We check police action, court case updates and community outreach.

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KC pawn shop owner sentenced to 1 year & 8 months for fencing over 14 thousand stolen items

A pawn shop owner was sentenced in federal court today after engaging in a $744,000 scheme to fence more than 14, 500 stolen items and sell them on eBay.

Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing family, setting Shawnee house on fire

A husband and father is charged with five counts of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his family and setting their house on fire early Saturday morning in Shawnee, Kansas.

Independence woman found dead overnight from gunshot wound

A homicide investigation is underway in Independence after a woman was found dead in front of a residence.

Kansas City man sentenced to life in prison for May 2021 murder, kidnapping

Rashaud Q. Lewis was sentenced for his involvement in the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Gilberto Gutierrez in May 2021.

Wyandotte County has scanned thousands of files to prepare for Roger Golubski review

The $1.7 million project aims in part to find and identify every case touched by indicted former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski.

Attorney-client privileges violated after phone call recordings discovered at Douglas County jail

The Douglas County Jail was recording phone calls between defendants and their defense attorneys for several months.

Crime Analyst Honors Family's Mexican Heritage Through Action

She’s also translated more than 200 cases for detectives. Of Mexican descent, She is fluent in Spanish. Growing up near Myrtle and Smart Avenues, Spanish was her only language until she entered school. It’s also what brought her to KCPD.

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