Jan 17, 2020 11:26 AM

Kansas man charged with sister's murder; she attended K-State

Posted Jan 17, 2020 11:26 AM
Parker Mays photo Johnson County
Parker Mays photo Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -A Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 22-year-old sister, Johnson County prosecutors said Thursday.

John Parker Mays, 27, Lawrence, was arrested Tuesday night in Douglas County after his sister, Layne Mays, was found dead, Overland Park police spokesman John Lacy said. He was charged Thursday and is being held on $1 million bond. Authorities have not said how Layne Mays died.

Layne Mays’s mother found her body and called police, police said.

Layne Mays studied animal science at Kansas State University, according to a university spokeswoman. She was enrolled at the university through the fall 2019 semester but was not enrolled for the upcoming spring semester. She was a member of Kansas State’s equestrian team.

Parker Mays is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon

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OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (AP) — A man has been booked into jail on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder after his sister's body was found in suburban Kansas City.

Twenty-seven-year-old Parker Mays of Lawrence, is being held without bond in Johnson County, Kansas.

Police say Layne Mays' body was found Tuesday by her mother in her parents' Overland Park home. Police have not yet said how she died.

A Kansas State University spokeswoman said Layne Mays was enrolled there through the fall 2019 semester but was not enrolled for the upcoming spring semester. She studied animal science and rode with the school's equestrian team.

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