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Wife of man killed by KCK police wanted divorce before her death

Posted at 11:49 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 12:49:43-04

OLATHE, Kan. — An affidavit released in a case against a man whose estranged wife was found dead after he was fatally shot by police says he broke a mirror last year during an argument in which she said she wanted a divorce.

Johnson County Court officials released the affidavit Tuesday in the October 2018 misdemeanor criminal damage to property case against 51-year-old Charles Pearson. The affidavit said his wife, 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson, told police in Lenexa that Pearson threw the mirror when an argument between them escalated. A diversion agreement was reached in the case.

Police say Ussery-Pearson's body was found last week in northwestern Arkansas' Benton County. The discovery was made hours after officers fatally shot Pearson near the Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kansas, in an exchange of gunfire.