27-year-old man charged in triple homicide in KCK

A 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in a triple homicide in a duplex.

The Wyandotte County district attorney charged MonDale L. Douglas with three counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Edward A. Rawlins, 51, David C. Rawlins, 46, and Addrin C. Coats, 40, on April 2.

A woman who had gone to the duplex at 1129 Tenny Ave. in Kansas City, Kan., shortly after 10 a.m. April 3 saw one of the victim's bodies lying near the front door and called police. Arriving officers found the two other victims inside.

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A man said his relatives who live next door heard gunshots late April 2 and believed the noise came from outside, but they didn't see anything. The man said he saw one of the victims lying on the floor next to an open door the next morning but didn't call police because he thought the victim might have "just been passed out."

The man left and by the time he returned, police had arrived.

Douglas was booked into the Wyandotte County jail on April 4 and was being held on $1 million bond. He made his first court appearance on Monday.