More charges in the Independence triple homicide
Nov. 22, 2012
Two others have been charged in the Independence homicide,
a Kansas City, Kan., man and an Independence woman,
have been charged in the triple homicide last week in
Independence, Mo., Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Raul Soto, 22, and Bobby Jo Phillips, 37, face nine felony counts, including three counts of Murder 1st Degree, Assault 1st and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.
Two others, Antonio Cervantes III, 32, and Kevin M. Finley, 33, were charged in the triple homicide on Wednesday.
Independence police detectives worked through the night to investigate the crimes, resulting in the additional charges today. The defendants are being held in the Jackson County Detention Center without bond.
Prosecutor Baker praised the Independence Police Department for its quick and thorough investigation that has resulted in charges against the four defendants. "The community benefits immeasuably from this kind of stellar police work," Baker said.
The investigation into the triple homicide is ongoing, Baker noted.