Archive for Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Robbery pegged as motive in killing

July 4, 2001


Police say they believe robbery was the motive for the killing of a Wichita man whose body was found Friday in his burning home.

A computer and a stereo system belonging to Marcell Eads were found at the residence where one of the suspects was arrested, Police Lt. Ken Landwehr said.

Injuries to Eads' body were not consistent with fire, police said. They would not elaborate.

Eads was 58.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy late Friday. A 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl could also face charges, police said.

The male suspects were being held on suspicion of aggravated burglary, arson and felony murder.

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