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Kansas City Crime Spree Death Toll Hits Five After Death Of Elderly Couple


Prosecutors told on Tuesday that a husband and wife who sustained serious injuries last week during a crime spree in a normally tranquil Kansas City neighborhood have died, raising the death toll from the attacks to 5.

80-year-old George Taylor and 86-year-old Ann Taylor were beaten and 3 other individuals were shot dead a week back in the Woodbridge neighborhood near a country club.

In a statement, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said that 34-year-old Brandon Howell has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and prosecutors are considering additional charges after the deaths of George and Ann Taylor.

Police responding to reports of a shooting that happened on 2nd of September found a woman dead in a driveway from a shotgun wound, the Taylors sustained serious injuries in a basement, and a man and a woman were found dead in a neighboring front yard.

Howell was arrested later that day after police suspected him of assaulting 3 individuals at a motel almost 20 miles from the neighborhood where the 5 individuals were attacked.

According to the police, they found an SUV parked near the motel that had been taken from the home where individuals had been killed earlier in the day. Howell was taken into custody along Interstate 29 with a shotgun tucked in a pants leg and keys to the SUV.

Howell has also been charged with armed criminal action, assault, burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held without bond.

News Source: www.News.Yahoo.com

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.

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