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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kansas City woman charged in fatal shooting of Blue Springs resident

For Immediate Release

April 22, 2020

A 32-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Blue Springs’ man in his residence, Jackson County . Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Francesca Hernandez, dob: 9/27/1987, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Stealing a Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*

According to court records filed today, Blue Springs police responded on April 19, 2020, to a trailer parked near a Walmart and found the victim, Wayne S. Tindell. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he died of a gunshot wound to the head. A man who knew the victim told police that a woman known as Frankie had been with the victim. Surveillance video showed her there. On April 21, 2020, Kansas City police took the suspect into custody and found a 9 mm handgun in her possession. They also found she possessed Tindell’s cellphone and his credit card. She told police she had been at the trailer of the homicide victim but someone else had shot the victim.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000 cash.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

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.

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