For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018
A Kansas City man has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree for fatally stabbing his father in his Independence residence. Fatal stabbing of defendant's uncle remains under investigation, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Curtis V. Lee, dob: 4/30/1978, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Independence Police Department officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of S. Lynn Court in Independence. Lee met officers at the door. Police found brothers Clyde and Charles Burtin in the resident. Both appeared to have stab wounds. A large knife with apparent dried blood on the blade was located inside. Lee told police that his father and uncle were arguing. Lee stated he went into his father's bedroom and they smoked a cigarette. Lee advised his dad, "It's going to be you or me," he told police. Lee stated he grabbed the knife and stabbed his father.
The fatal stabbing of the uncle remains under investigation.
Prosecutor requested a $200,000 cash bond.
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.