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Kansas City man charged with killing ex-girlfriend, couple

August 22, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and two others last year during a drug deal in Kansas City.

Twenty-seven-year-old Deaundre Brown, of Kansas City, was charged Monday in a warrant with three counts of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Prosecutors say he killed his ex-girlfriend, 25-year-old Yessenia Ahumada, along with 30-year-old Jennifer Zimmerman Portillo and her husband, Victor Portillo, in November.

A police detective wrote in the probable cause statement that a witness said Brown wanted to buy 20 pounds of marijuana from Portillo. But Portillo didn’t have that much and told Brown to return the next morning. Police say the shooting happened during that meeting.

The witness said Ahumada was to receive $2,000 for setting up what was supposed to be a $30,000 sale.

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