Missouri man convicted in death of Kansas dog breeder

3 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 04 2015 Feb 4, 2015 Wednesday, February 04, 2015 3:38:07 AM CST February 04, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri man has been found guilty in the bludgeoning death of a retired Kansas art teacher who was known nationally for breeding, raising and showing Afghan hound dogs.

The Wyandotte County, Kansas, district attorney's office said Darrell Broxton of Kansas City, Missouri, was found guilty early Tuesday evening of intentional second-degree murder, burglary and two counts of theft.

Broxton was convicted after a seven-day trial of killing 69-year-old Peter Belmont of Kansas City, Kansas, who was found bludgeoned to death in his bed on Dec. 16, 2012.

An autopsy estimated that he had been dead for several days before he was found.

The district attorney's office says it presented evidence that Broxton was investigated for a similar 1996 homicide in Florida.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

 

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