Two charged in December double homicide

Posted at 9:01 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 22:01:45-05

Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with the fatal shootings of Fanandous Groves and Gerrod Woods on Dec. 14, 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Wednesday.

Jimmie L. Verge, 21, and Anthony Murphy, 20, each face two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and four counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records, police were dispatched on Dec 14, 2015 to the area of 73rd and Waldron Street, where they found one of the victims deceased in the street. They learned two others had transported themselves to the hospital, where one of them, 23-year-old Fanandous Groves, died.

Witnesses told police Verge was standing outside a vehicle as shots were fired. Others shots were fired inside the vehicle, according to court documents. Besides the two fatal shootings, a man was shot in the face. Police found multiple shell casings at the scene.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $500,000 for Murphy and $750,000 for Verge.


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