Reyes Olivas killed his cousin Katie Rios while the two were home from school on a snow day. He must be sentenced again in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that it’s cruel and unusual punishment to imprison a minor with no chance of release.
The 9,000-square-foot home at 5450 Lackman Road, worth $1.5 million, was situated in a secluded area near Lake Quivira, and the owner was out of town at the time. On Friday, officials reported that while investigating the fire they found evidence that the property had been vandalized and that items had been removed from the home.
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee presented its 29th annual Fiesta Hispana Friday through Sunday at Barney Allis Plaza. The event featured local and national music groups and folk dancers.
Police responding to an intrusion alarm at Cleaver’s office at 101 W. 31st St. found two broken bottles resembling Molotov cocktails. The only damage was a broken window. There was no fire damage to the building.
Lisa L. Taylor was sentenced to six years and six months in prison. In her role at the bank, she ordered checks written to herself and others. Along with Taylor, 11 friends and family members pleaded guilty to participating. Two await sentencing.
A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.
The elderly couple hospitalized last week after a south Kansas City attack that killed three other people have died, their family said in a statement released by a hospital Tuesday. Ann and George Taylor, both in their 80s, had been hospitalized since the Sept. 2 assault.
A Kansas City man with $1,900 in his pocket was assaulted and robbed early Sunday after leaving a casino with a woman he had met. Two men set upon him in the 2700 block of Garfield Avenue, struck him on the head and took his money before fleeing with the woman, who had set him up.