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Kansas City man charged with killing girlfriend

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | 10:08 a.m. CDT; updated 3:54 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County prosecutor's office has charged a 32-year-old Kansas City man in the death of a woman whose body was found after police said he called them to report her death.

The prosecutor's office said Thursday that Lamont Kemp is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Laquita A. Long. Police found Long's body Wednesday at a home after a man who identified himself as Kemp called police saying he had just beaten his girlfriend to death.

The prosecutor's office says Kemp was arrested at the home where Long's body was found. Detectives said she appeared to have died from blunt force trauma and that they found blood on the grass, sidewalk, lawn chair and front porch.

Kemp is being held on $250,000 cash bond.

 


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