April 2, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A fifth person has been charged in the death of Northeast resident Cliet Weibel.
In a press release, the Jackson County Prosecutor announced Casey A. Ellis, 26, of Kansas City, Mo., has been charged with second-degree murder, a class A felony; armed criminal action, a felony; and stealing a controlled substance, a class C felony.
According to court records, witnesses said Ellis was with a group of four others, who have previously been charged, when they went to Weibel’s home, 823 Kansas Ave., on March 10, 2014.
Surveillance cameras captured images of Ellis and the others in the area at the time of the homicide. Ellis told police he went to the victim’s home, then when shots were fired, he said, he ran from the scene with everybody else.
Ellis and the four others allegedly planned or took part in a robbery that resulted in the murder of Weibel, 75. Kansas City Police found Weibel dead in a chair with several gunshot wounds after the five charged – Ellis plus the previously charged Kelon A. Stallings, Terrance Brown, Tionna M. Vanross, and Wayne Fielder – went to the victim’s home.