For Immediate Release
Nov. 10, 2017
A homeless man in Kansas City has been charged in the fatal stabbing of woman and wounding of another person in Kansas City on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Panom R. Gai, dob: 3/12/1969, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded to the 1500 block of West 12th Street on Wednesday evening and found victim Cynthia Thomas fatally wounded, A man was also injured. Surveillance video from the area showed the defendant using a knife blade on the end of a cane or stick to stab each victim.The surviving victim identified the attacker as Gai.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000.
For more information, contact:
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.