A woman from Independence, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of her husband in 2010. The woman, who is facing the lesser charge of manslaughter instead of murder, admitted to beating her husband to death with a hammer after they argued about marital infidelity. The woman was suspicious that her husband was having an extramarital affair. When he threatened to divorce her, she lashed out and killed him.
A Kansas City man is facing serious criminal charges after reportedly accosting two victims and sexually assaulting one of them. The man, age 49, is charged with more than one sex crime in the matter, as he is accused of kidnapping, sexual assault, rape and attempted rape. The two incidents took place about a month apart.
A man once considered a model ex-offender in the Kansas City, Missouri, area is back in jail after being convicted of a violent robbery. The man, who had established a non-profit organization to promote citizenship in the region, was convicted on felony charges after a June 2011 crime. He is now serving a 20-year sentence at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, according to reports.
A Missouri teacher is facing significant criminal charges in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident in October. The 32-year-old agriculture teacher is accused of getting behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content of about 0.19 percent, which is twice the legal limit for drivers in the state. He is facing charges of felony involuntary first-degree involuntary manslaughter, along with second-degree assault. An elderly man died in the crash on Oct. 25.