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Kansas City man charged with dropping old TV three floors down onto victim

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Otishus Kirkwood, 36, faces first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges. (Jackson County Jail) Otishus Kirkwood, 36, faces first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges. (Jackson County Jail)
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Assault charges were filed against a Kansas City man after he dropped an old TV over a third-floor balcony onto the victim, causing life-threatening injuries.

Otishus Kirkwood, 36, faces first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges. Prosecutors requested a bond of $75,000 cash.

According to court records, police were dispatched Thursday to an apartment in the area of Fifth Street and Benton Boulevard. They found the victim, unconscious in front of the apartment building.

A partially broken tube television set was nearby.

The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A witness told police that Kirkwood threw the large television from a third-floor balcony, striking the victim in the head. 

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