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Second man charged with murder in decade-old cold case

Posted: 4:44 PM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 21:44:45Z
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A second person was charged with murder in connection with a home invasion that left one man dead in 2008.

Corey Mason, 29, of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged in Wyandotte County Monday with first-degree murder in the death of Jeff Rogers, who was killed in his KCK home.

Another man, 35-year-old Daniel Kidwell, was charged with second-degree murder last week in the killing, according to the Wyandotte County Prosecutor’s Office.

KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler said in a tweet last week that three people had been arrested in connection with the deadly cold case. It’s unclear what charges the third individual faces.

Police previously said that Rogers, 25, called 911 on April 9, 2008, from his home in the 8400 block of Tauromee Avenue to report he had been shot and stabbed.

When officers arrived, they found Rogers suffering from several gunshot and knife wounds. He told police that four or five men had broken into his home then beaten, shot and stabbed him.

Rogers died a short time later at the hospital.

KCK police issued a news release last week asking for any information about the homicide.

Bond for Mason was set at $500,000.