Wrongfully convicted man sues Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KCK Police

Marc LaVoie
October 12, 2018 - 6:57 am

KMBC Channel 9 News

The Kansas City, Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for two murders he did not commit has filed a 51-page federal lawsuit against the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and police officers who participated in his case in 1994.

Lamonte McIntyre claims in his lawsuit that corrupt officers pressured people into fabricating statements that were used in his trial. Prosecutors did not present a gun, a motive or any other physical evidence that would tie McIntyre to the shooting deaths of Doniel Quinn and Donald Ewing.  

One former officer named in the suit is former police detective Roger Golubski. The suit claims Golubski routinely used his badge to coerce vulnerable black women into performing sex acts with him, including McIntire's mother. The suit also indicates other officers were aware of the illicit activity, including Terry Zeigler, the current police chief in Kansas City, Kansas.

The suit says even a cursory investigation would have easily shown McIntyre had not motive and could not have committed the murders.

McIntyre's document also claims that the real killer of Quinn and Ewing is a local "drug enforcer" whose street name is Monster. That man, Neil E. Edgar, 63, is serving a life prison sentence for torturing and killing his 9-year-old adopted son in Johnson County in 2002. The boy suffocated while wrapped mummy-style with duct tape, while a sock was stuffed in his mouth.

Comments ()