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.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.