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Ex-inmate charged in deaths of
Christian bookstore owners
Kansas City, Mo. DNA
evidence has led Jackson County prosecutors to charge a former
prison inmate with killing the owners of a Christian bookstore.
Kellen C. McKinney, 27, whose last known
address was Kansas City, Kan., was charged Thursday with two
counts each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in
the deaths of 79-year-old John Caylor and his 76-year-old wife,
The couple, whose throats were cut, were
found dead last month at their Raytown Bible & Music Store.
A cash register likely containing less
than $100 was empty, but a donation jar did not appear to have
Police originally said they had no
witnesses or suspects in the case. The break came when the Kansas
City Police Crime Lab ran a genetic sample, which had been
obtained from a blood-stained bag left near the cash register,
through a DNA database. McKinney, who had served a prison
sentence in Kansas, came up as a match, police said.
According to the Kansas Department of
Corrections, McKinney began serving a sentence for robbery and
aggravated burglary in January 1995. The sentence stemmed from a
case in Montgomery County. He was paroled in October 2001 but was
returned to custody for a violation in July 2002. He was paroled
again in November 2002.
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