Prison inmate charged in 2004 killing at homeless camp

7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, January 31 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:09:00 AM CST January 31, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man already serving time for a murder in a Kansas City homeless camp is now charged in a 2004 killing that left body parts floating in the Missouri River.

Jackson County prosecutors on Monday charged 61-year-old Michael Gullett with second-degree murder in the 2004 death of Ryon McDonald at a homeless camp near the Missouri River in Kansas City. A torso and leg were found in the river but were not identified until 2015.

A witness told investigators Gullett hit McDonald with a piece of wood, and another witness said he heard Gullet talking about cutting up McDonald and throwing his body in the river.

The Kansas City Star reports Gullett is serving a 20-year sentence for the bludgeoning death of Joseph Loehr in 2012 at a homeless camp.

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