Kansas City woman charged in fatal stabbing, first homicide of 2019


Carmelita Smith, 52



KANSAS CITY – A Kansas City woman has been charged with two counts of felony in connection with the fatal stabbing of Tony Carmons Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Carmelita Smith, 52, faces Murder in the 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.

Court records state Kansas City Police Officers were dispatched to Truman Medical Center Wednesday, Jan. 2 at approximately 9:45 p.m. on a reported cutting that took place in the 2100 block of E. 10th St.

Carmons, 60, died of his injuries, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Jackson County Medical Examiner.

Officers reported to the crime scene and a search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers found a steak knife in the kitchen sink with what appeared to be blood, hair fibers and flesh. Apparent blood was also found on the floor.

When at the hospital, Carmons advised nurses that his girlfriend stabbed him. Witnesses identified Smith as the victim’s current live-in girlfriend.

Detectives located previous reported incidents involving Carmons and Smith in which Smith had cut Carmons on at least two prior occasions.

Smith was taken into custody Thursday, Jan. 3 and Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash.

This was the first Kansas City homicide of 2019.


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