For Immediate Release
June 19, 2017
A 25-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the charged in May 31 murder of Ashley N. Geddes in her Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Cedric O. Russell, dob: 6/2/1992, faces Murder 1st Degree, Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy, Burglary 1st Degree, Stealing, Tampering with Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Physical Evidence.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded to 10500 block of E. 45th Place on a reported ambulance call. They found the victim, Ashley N. Geddes. Fingerprints identified as the defendants by the Kansas City Crime Lab led police to question Russell, as well as evidence taken from the victim. Russell told police he was choking the victim during sex and she stopped breathing. He stated he took her car, phone and jewelry, pawning jewelry three days after her death.
Prosecutors requested a $500,000 bond.
For more information, contact:
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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.