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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Murder charge filed in 2013 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Independence man

For Immediate Release

Jan. 19, 2017

More than three years after Corey Laykovich, 22, was fatally stabbed not far from his home in Independence, a Murder charge was filed on Thursday against a Kansas City man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John D. Seger, dob: 6/3/1992, faces Murder 2nd Degree.*

According to court records filed today, when Independence Police responded to the 4000 block of Crackerneck in the early morning of July 27. 2013, the victim's brother told police that he had found his brother, Corey, suffering from a large cut to the side of his neck and to his abdomen. The brother said he had heard Corey come in earlier in the evening and checked on him after he heard Corey breathing heavily. Police tracked the victim's activities that evening and concluded he had walked home. Residents had heard screaming and yelling not far from his home. Seger was identified as someone who might want to hurt the victim. But this week Seger was arrested by Independence police and questioned him about Corey's death. He stated that Corey was stabbed during a struggle with him after an argument. He fled from the scene and threw the knife away in the woods, he told police.

Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*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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