Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kansas City, MO: Jackson County prosecutor charges man with killing girlfriend day after he reports her death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County prosecutor's office has charged a 42-year-old Kansas City man with killing a woman whose body was found after police said he called them to report her death.

The prosecutor's office said Thursday that Lamont Kemp is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Laquita A. Long. Police found Long's body Wednesday at a home after a man who identified himself as Kemp called police saying he had just beaten his girlfriend to death.

The prosecutor's office says Kemp was arrested at the home where Long's body was found. Detectives said she appeared to have died from blunt force trauma. They found blood on the grass, sidewalk, lawn chair and front porch.

Kemp's being held on $250,000 cash bond. He did not have a lawyer Thursday.

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