Friday, January 3 2014 4:10 PM EST2014-01-03 21:10:43 GMT
Wearing purple and carrying candles, those who knew and loved Essence Willoughby honored her Saturday by organizing a prayer vigil. The young mother was found murdered earlier this week. A huge crowd turnedMore >
Wearing purple and carrying candles, those who knew and loved Essence Willoughby honored her Saturday by organizing a prayer vigil.More >
Friday, January 3 2014 4:10 PM EST2014-01-03 21:10:08 GMT
The search for a missing mother has now turned into a homicide investigation after a toddler's account of what happened led police to her body. Police said they have a person in custody, but no chargesMore >
It was a discovery that changed the mood from determined to distraught in those who spent all night Monday looking for clues in Essence Willoughby's disappearance.More >
Tuesday, February 12 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-02-12 14:22:06 GMT
The account of a 3-year-old has police worried about the safety of his mother. The young mother's family and friends spent Monday passing out fliers in a frantic search of information. Police don't knowMore >
Family members said that the body found at 38th Street and Topping Avenue is that of a missing mother.More >
Tuesday, January 1 2013 8:25 PM EST2013-01-02 01:25:43 GMT
Violence claimed 108 lives in Kansas City in 2012.Most were killed by gunfire. Their families and community leaders gathered Tuesday to remember and hope for a less violent 2013. The family members, manyMore >
Violence claimed 108 lives in Kansas City in 2012. Their families and community leaders gathered Tuesday to remember and hope for a less violent 2013.More >
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -
A 43-year-old Kansas City man has admitted that he beat, stabbed and drowned his ex-girlfriend in front of their children.
Ja A. Ray pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the November 2012 killing of 21-year-old Essence Willoughby. He was then sentenced to 25 years in prison, with another seven years for possession of PCP.
The couple's 3-year-old son helped lead authorities to his mother's body in a wooded area near where they had attended church the day before her death.
Court documents indicated the 3-year-old boy told investigators that he had seen his mother bleeding and that his father cut his mom in the stomach while he and his younger brother sat nearby and cried.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:44:29 GMT
The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >
Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:09 GMT
Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his...More >