April 22, 2020

A 32-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Blue Springs’ man in his residence, Jackson County . Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Francesca Hernandez, dob: 9/27/1987, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Stealing a Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*

According to court records filed today, Blue Springs police responded on April 19, 2020, to a trailer parked near a Walmart and found the victim, Wayne S. Tindell. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he died of a gunshot wound to the head. A man who knew the victim told police that a woman known as Frankie had been with the victim. Surveillance video showed her near the residence and in his truck. On April 21, 2020, Kansas City police took the suspect into custody and found a 9 mm handgun in her possession. She told police she had been at the trailer of the homicide victim but someone else had shot the victim.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000 cash.

Charging Document(s)

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.