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Man charged with involuntary manslaughter after choking neighbor, calling police about intruder

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JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

A Raytown man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the choking death of his neighbor, which happened after he called police about an intruder.

Michael G. Augustine, 43, has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

According to police records filed today, Augustine called Raytown police around 10:15 p.m. on Friday about an intruder in his home in the 8800 block of Richards Drive in Raytown.

The police went there and found no one at home, but Augustine did say he had the intruder in his front yard in a choke hold.

Police searched the area and found Augustine on top of the 60-year-old victim, Clifton King, in front of King's house at in the 9000 block of Richards Drive, which is not far from Augustine's home.

King did not have a pulse at that time and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police believed Augustine was intoxicated because of his incoherent speech and the strong smell of alcohol.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000/10 percent.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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