Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old Kansas City woman in the Nov. 4 shooting death of her live-in boyfriend.
Tyree Patterson-Terrill made her initial appearance Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court, where she is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Anthony Medellin.
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Medellin, 28, was shot to death inside an apartment in the 4300 block of Northern Avenue.
According to court documents, Patterson-Terrill told police that after she locked herself in a bathroom during an argument, Medellin forced open the door, hit her in the head and burned her face with a cigarette. She allegedly told police that when he came toward her a second time and she thought he was going to attack her again, she fired one shot from a handgun.
Police said they did not note any signs of injury to Patterson-Terrill’s face or arms.