17-year-old charged with murder for stabbing mother of four to death in South Kansas City

KMBZ News Staff
August 02, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Kansas City, MO - A second degree murder charge has been filed against Xzavier McDowell, 17, for the stabbing death of Deandrea R. Vine, 27.

Vine was found by police outside a home in the 8500 block of East 92nd Street on Saturday, July 28th.  She'd been stabbed multiple times.

According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's office, Vine's family members said she met McDowell at work. Management at that work location told police she had been in a relationship with him.

After he was arrested, McDowell allegedly told police he had been at Vine's home and stabbed her several times because "she had to die."

Court documents show he then fled and hid the knife. And once he got home he took a shower and burned the clothes he was wearing.

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