For Immediate Release
Aug. 2, 2018
A 17-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of Deandrea R. Vine, who was found deceased in front a residence in South Kansas City after she had been stabbed mutliple times, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Xzavier C. McDowell, dob: 8/27/2000, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Tampering with Physical Evidence charges.*
According to court records, police found the victim outside a residence in the 8500 block of East 92nd Street. She had been stabbed multiple times. A vehicle in the driveway had a large amount of blood inside it. Earlier that day, July 28, 2018, family members had seen the victim with a younger man with a backpack. Family members stated the victim had met the young male at work. Management at that work location told police she had been in a relationship with a man identified as the defendant, Xzavier McDowell. The defendant told police he had been at the victim's residence the night she was stabbed to death. He stated he stabbed her several times because "she had to die." He then fled and hid the knife, he stated. When he got home he took a shower and burned the clothes he was wearing in the backyard. Police, after obtaining a search warrant, found traces of blood in the defendant's residence and what appeared to be ashes from clothing in the back yard.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash.
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.