Prosecutors have accused a 44-year-old man of causing his father’s death following an altercation late Saturday in their home in Grandview.
Kyle J. Webb was charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of 74-year-old Franklin Webb. Police said the two had gotten into an argument over a leak in the basement at their residence in the 7800 block of East 129th Terrace. Bond was set at $100,000.
Prior to the altercation, Webb told investigators, he was cleaning up a leak in the basement. Webb said his father started getting angry with him about the way he was cleaning. Webb said he snapped and went into a rage, grabbed an empty vodka bottle and went upstairs to confront his father.
According to court documents:
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Webb said his father tried to punch him, but he blocked it, causing his father to stumble and fall and hit the front of his neck on the back of a kitchen chair.
Webb then placed himself on top of his father and used his legs to restrain the victim so he could not move. Webb took his father’s right arm and placed it around his father’s throat and kept it there for about three minutes.
Webb said his father struggled to grab a nearby fire extinguisher. The father also clawed at Webb’s throat. Webb said he bit down on his father’s left thumb. He place his upper torso on the back of his father’s head, forcing it down onto the kitchen floor. Webb held his father in that position for about 11 minutes.
His father began to twitch, and Webb noticed the victim lost consciousness. Webb got off his father and began to panic. He dialed 911.
Webb later told investigators he wrestled in college for a year and has a brown belt in judo.
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