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Man charged with killing sister in Kansas City, Kan.

Updated: 2013-07-09T14:22:48Z

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in the weekend killing of his sister.

Wyandotte County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Vernon L. Travis with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Phyllis A. Travis. He was also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly threatening another relative with a knife.

Phyllis Travis, 45, was found dead Saturday morning after police were called to a residence in the 7100 block of Waverly Avenue. Her brother was found nearby and taken into custody a short time later.

Authorities have not released information about what may have prompted the incident. Vernon Travis is in the Wyandotte County Jail with bond set at $750,000.

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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