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Olathe man charged with 1st-degree murder being held on $3 million bond

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jul 02, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Olathe man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 72-year-old Nancy Thode.

Brian Christopher Thode, 40, also faces two counts of cruelty to animals.

Officers were called around 6 p.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of East Oakview Street to investigate a death.

Police said they located Nancy unresponsive with “significant injuries" at the residence. She died at the scene.

Court documents allege Brian also intentionally killed a cat and a bird.

Brian is being held on a $3 million bond.

He is set to make his first appearance in court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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