KC man is ordered to stand trial in dog trainer’s death

A Wyandotte County judge on Wednesday ordered a Kansas City man to stand trial in the December killing of a nationally known dog breeder and trainer.

Peter Belmont Jr. was found beaten to death Dec. 16 inside his Kansas City, Kan., home in the 3000 block of North 115th Street.

On Wednesday, after a preliminary hearing in Wyandotte County District Court, a judge ordered 50-year-old Darrell Lee Broxton to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder, theft and burglary to an auto.

Property missing from Belmont’s home after the killing was found in Broxton’s apartment, according to preliminary hearing testimony.

Another witness testified that sometime in mid-December he saw Broxton driving a van loaded with television sets, a computer and other items. Belmont’s van was missing from his house when his body was found.

Belmont, 69, was a retired art teacher who raised Afghan hounds and was known as a handler and dog show judge in the national and international show dog community.