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Man Charged in Raytown Homicide

Raytown, Missouri – Raytown Police report that Dusty Peoples, an 18 year old Kansas City man, has been charged in the death of 19 year old Michael D. Givens of Kansas City. Givens was stabbed in the parking lot of a McDonalds restaurant on November 18th, 2010 and later died in a local hospital.

On March 14th, 2011 Jackson County Prosecutors charged Mr. Peoples with Murder in the Second Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and the Attempted Sale of a Controlled Substance. Dusty Peoples is currently being held on a $100,000.00 bond.

Eye witness accounts varied on many details, but seemed consistent that Peoples was meeting Givens younger brother to sell him an ounce of marijuana. An argument started between Michael Givens and Peoples, Peoples swung at the victim and after the fight was not going well for him (Peoples), he pulled a knife and cut Givens. The cut punctured Givens left lung and the right ventricle of his heart.

Click HERE and HERE to read previous Raytown Online articles on this incedent.

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