Two Kansas City men have been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the May 31, 2015, fatal shooting in Kansas City of 3-year-old Amorian Hale, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. They join Sir’Terry Stevenson, who was previously charged for the murder of Amorian Hale.
Dominque Marchbanks, 10-23-1991
Sulif Wilkins, 11-2-1989
All three defendants are currently charged with: Murder 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Stevenson and Dominque Marchbanks were in a vehicle with D’Shawn “Lumpy” Marchbanks, when Marchbanks was shot and killed on Jan. 30, 2015. Court documents indicate that Wilkins learned shortly before the May 31, 2015, murder of Amorian Hale, that residents of 6701 Walrond may be responsible or connected to D’Shawn’s murder. On the night of May 30, 2015, Wilkins, who associated with both the residents of 6701 Walrond and the Marchbanks/Stevenson group, stayed at 6701 Walrond. Phone records indicate that while at 6701 Walrond, Wilkins and Stevenson talked the night before the shooting, the morning of the shooting, at the approximate time of the shooting and afterwards. Witness statements indicate that prior to the shooting, Wilkins left 6701 Walrond and went to a neighboring house, but remained on the phone with Stephenson at the time of the shooting.
According to court records, Dominque Marchbanks was a passenger in Stevenson’s car on May 31, 2015. Witness statements indicate Marchbanks leaned out of the vehicle and fired a high-powered assault rifle into 6701 Walrond, before fleeing the scene. When questioned regarding the incident, Marchbanks denied involvement. However, when informed that a three-year old had been killed, Marchbanks stated, “I don’t give a fuck.”
Prosecutors requested a $1,000,000 bond on Marchbanks and Wilkins.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.