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Overland Park man charged with murder in sister's killing

Posted: 4:23 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 17:23:31-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Overland Park man was charged Thursday in the slaying of his sister, who was found dead earlier this week in what police described as a domestic situation.

Parker John Mays, 27, was charged in Johnson County District Court with premeditated first-degree murder, District Attorney Steve Howe said Thursday.

His bond was set at $1 million. Mays will make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

On Tuesday afternoon, Overland Park police found Layne R. Mays dead inside a home in the 5500 block of West 148th Terrace.

Police spokesman John Lacy said Tuesday that her death appeared to be a domestic situation and that police had a suspect in custody and were not looking for anyone else.

Police did not say how Layne Mays died.