Crime

Three people charged in killing of woman found in Lone Jack farmhouse

Danielle L. Bell and Raphael R. Corrioso
Danielle L. Bell and Raphael R. Corrioso

Two Kansas City residents and an Independence man have been charged in the killing of a woman found dead Friday in rural Jackson County.

Danielle L. Bell, 29; Raphael R. Corrioso, 23; and Kevin Fenwick, 28, are each charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. They are also accused of wounding a man at the scene of the killing.

Jackson County prosecutors announced charges early Tuesday afternoon against Bell and Corrioso, both of Kansas City. Charges against Fenwick, of Independence, were announced later in the day.

Each is being held on a $150,000 cash bond.

Prosecutors identified the woman found dead Friday morning as Rebecca Murphy.

Jackson County sheriff’s deputies found Murphy’s body inside an abandoned farmhouse along Buckner Tarsney Road near U.S. 50.

According to court records, the deputies responded to the scene of a reported shooting after a man flagged down a passing motorist. The man said he had been shot.

The man directed deputies to the building, where they found Murphy, who had been shot multiple times.

Deputies found Bell at a Kansas City residence and detained her, along with Corrioso and Fenwick.

Corrioso allegedly told deputies he and others confronted the victims about a plan to rob Bell.

The man who had been shot reportedly told deputies that Murphy had fought with Bell. A group of people then put the man and Murphy inside a vehicle and took them to a residence in eastern Jackson County.

The group allegedly told the man and Murphy to undress before one of the men with Bell started shooting. After being shot, the injured man ran outside and waited several minutes before flagging down a motorist.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

Ian Cummings: 816-234-4633, @Ian__Cummings

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