Monday, April 22, 2013

KCMO man charged in connection to homicide of former KCK art teacher


A Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged in connection to a 2012 homicide in Kansas City, Kan.

Darrell Broxton has been charged in connection to the death of Peter Belmont, a Kansas City, Kan., man who was killed on Dec. 12, 2012.  Belmont was a retired art teacher.

Broxton is charged with single counts of first degree murder and burglary, along with two counts of theft. Broxton was arrested by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department late last week.

More information about the case and the victim, per the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office:
Belmont was found dead in his residence in the N. 3000 block of 115th Street in Kansas City, Kan., on Dec. 16, 2012.

The investigation revealed that Belmont’s death was a homicide. It is believed that Belmont was killed on about Dec. 12, 2012. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. Belmont was a retired art teacher from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools. Belmont was known worldwide as a breeder of Afghan dogs. He was well known within the dog breeding communities and had won numerous awards and was recognized with numerous achievements in Afghan dog breeding.

Charged in Belmont’s death is Darrell L. Broxton.

Broxton is a Kansas City, Mo., resident and he's 50 years old. He is a black male. At the time of the homicide, Broxton was on post-release supervision from the state of Kansas for burglary. His supervision had been transferred to the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole.

He is currently being held in the Wyandotte County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000,000 bond. He is expected to make his first appearance at 11:00a.m. in division 11 of the Wyandotte County District Court.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department responded to the crime scene on December 16, 2012 along with the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office. The police department homicide unit has been investigating this matter since December. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Laboratory Unit has been assisting the police department in its investigation.