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Woman's death investigated as possible hate crime

Woman's death investigated as possible hate crime
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 13:37:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A missing Kansas City, Missouri woman’s death is now being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Ronald Kidwell, 47, already faces second-degree murder charges in the July death of Meshon Cooper, 43.

On Tuesday, an FBI spokeswoman said the agency is investigating the murder as a possible hate crime.

Cooper was found dead inside of Kidwell’s Shawnee home on July 9.

Court documents released Monday revealed that Kidwell told investigators he killed Cooper in self-defense.