A paroled drug dealer was charged Friday in the June 30 killing of a young mother in Kansas City, Kan.
Wyandotte County prosecutors charged Antoine Fielder with first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm in the June 30 shooting death of 22-year-old Kelsey Ewonus.
Ewonus, the single mother of a 1-year-old son, was found fatally shot in a car parked in an out-of-the-way area just west of State Line Road and a few blocks north of University of Kansas Hospital.
Fielder, 27, was paroled from prison last August after serving time on drug sale charges, according to Kansas Department of Corrections records.
On July 1, the day after Ewonus was killed, prison officials charged Fielder with being an absconder from parole. A parole violation warrant was issued for him Wednesday. He was taken into custody Wednesday night and is now being held in the Wyandotte County jail. Bail was set at $1 million.
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