Strangled Wife in Hospital Leads to Second-Degree Murder Charges Against Independence Man

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – An Independence man faces second-degree murder charges after allegedly strangling his wife while she was in a hospital bed, according to Jackson County prosecutors. Ronnie Wiggs confessed to authorities that he killed his wife, who was at the hospital to receive a new port for dialysis. Wiggs cited inability to care for her and financial struggles as motives for the tragic incident. The disturbing episode unfolded when a police officer, on duty …

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Ambush Shooting Leaves Two Women Dead in Houston’s Independence Heights Neighborhood

Houston, Texas – Tragedy struck in the Independence Heights neighborhood as two women fell victim to a brutal ambush shooting, leaving a community in shock and mourning. The victims, aged 39 and 22, were targeted while sitting on the front porch of a home on East 37th Street near Yale Street in the early hours of Wednesday. According to authorities, the suspect involved in the heinous act is believed to be the estranged boyfriend of …

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Fatal Police Shooting in Independence Residence Under Investigation

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Police officers in Independence, Missouri, shot and killed a man on Thursday night following a report of an armed disturbance at a residence. The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. on North Frandsen Road, where officers responded to reports of gunshots being fired and a person outside a residence. Upon arrival, the officers encountered a man at the front door entryway and eventually fired their weapons, resulting in the man’s death. Authorities later …

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