Mother accused of murdering 6-year-old son appears in court

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 17:33:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mother accused of murdering her 6-year-old son appeared in Jackson County Court on Thursday.

Tasha Haefs, 35, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action on Feb. 16 after officers found her son, Karvel Stevens, dead in a home.

Haefs appeared via WebEx for a bond review hearing where she waived it.

Her next court appearance will be on April 15 for a case management conference.

In the meantime, she is being held without bond and will undergo a mental health evaluation.

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