Jan 16, 2020 2:00 PM

Kan. man charged with fatally stabbing sister's ex-boyfriend

Posted Jan 16, 2020 2:00 PM
Prager  photo Sedgwick County
Prager  photo Sedgwick County

WICHITA, KAN. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with fatally stabbing his sister's ex-boyfriend during a Wichita fight.

Morgan Prager, 24, Pittsburg, Kansas, made his first appearance Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court on charges of second degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is jailed on $250,000 bond.

Wichita police say officers responded Saturday to an assault call and found 19-year-old Vincent Venturella suffering from a severe neck laceration. Police say the men had fought about Prager's sister. Venturella died Monday night.

Prager was arrested in Pittsburg. Kansas Department of Corrections records show that he had been discharged in December from community corrections after previous convictions for theft and criminal possession of a firearm in Wyandotte County.

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Omaha man takes plea deal in Sarpy County slaying
Christopher Reagan (Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A man is scheduled to be sentenced March 25 for his role in a suburban Omaha slaying.

Sarpy County District Court records say Christopher Reagan, 47, of Omaha, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Papillion to second-degree murder, use of a weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. Prosecutors lowered the murder charge against Reagan and dropped another charge in return for his pleas.

Reagan and three other people were charged after the attempted robbery and the stabbing death of Brent Quigley on June 29, 2018. Officers found Quigley lying near the front door of his Bellevue home with at least 20 stab wounds.