A suspect in the December killing of a world-renowned dog show handler and judge made his first appearance Monday in Wyandotte County District Court.
Darrell L. Broxton, who was paroled in May after serving time on burglary charges, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Peter Belmont Jr.
Belmont, 69, a retired art teacher at schools in Kansas City, Kan., was found dead Dec. 16 inside his residence in the 3000 block of North 115th Street. The longtime breeder and shower of Afghan hounds also judged dog shows internationally.
Broxton, 50, also is charged with burglary to an auto and two counts of theft. He was arrested Friday and is being held in the Wyandotte County Jail. His bond is set at $1 million.
He was not required to enter a plea during his brief first appearance Monday. His next court date is set for April 30.