Second Degree Murder Charge Upgraded to First in Platte City
Today Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd upgraded the murder charge against 24 year old Jacob McGinnis. McGinnis also is charged with rape, armed criminal action and burglary. Officers went to a Platte City home Sept 10 after a 911 hang-up call. Court documents say the woman at the home said McGinnis, whom she described as her husband's best friend, held a shotgun on her and raped her. Her husband had been shot three times. His body was found a few hours later along a road near Kansas City International Airport. McGinnis is being held on a $1 million cash bond, with his next court appearance scheduled for Dec 20.