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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Two charged in double homicide

Two Kansas City men, one 20 and the other 21 years old, have been charged in connection with the fatal gun shootings of Fanandous Groves and Gerrod Woods on Dec. 14, 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jimmie L. Verge, dob: 9/30/1994, and Anthony Murphy, dob: 3/101995, each face two counts of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Robbery in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 1st degree and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, police were dispatched on Dec 14, 2015 to the area of 73rd and Waldron Street, where they found one of the victims deceased in the street. They learned two others had transported themselves to the hospital, where one of them, Groves, died. Witnesses told police Verge was standing outside a vehicle as shots were fired. Others shots were fired inside the vehicle. Besides the two fatal shootings, a man was shot in the face. Police found multiple shell casings at the scene.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $500,000 for Murphy and $750,000 for Verge.

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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