March 7, 2018
For a year, the walking and biking trails snaking through south Kansas City, Mo., were plagued with bloodshed.
Beginning in August 2016 and continuing deep into the next year, the bodies of hikers and dog walkers were found dead along the city’s Indian Creek trail or on nearby roadways. They were all shot. They were all middle-aged. They were all white.
The killing stopped after the August arrest of Fredrick Demond Scott, a 22-year-old Burger King employee. As The Washington Post reported in September, Scott, who is African American, had allegedly threatened to shoot up his high school and “kill all white people.”
Last fall, Scott pleaded not guilty to three slayings: the deaths of Karen Harmeyer, 64; John Palmer, 54; and Steven Gibbons, 57.
He was the suspect in three additional deaths, and on Friday a grand jury in Jackson County indicted Scott in connection with them. The victims, according to the Associated Press, were Michael Darby, 61; Timothy Rice, 57; and David Lenox, 67.
Scott now faces a total six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of armed criminal action.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:45 am