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Darrell Lee Broxton
A man has been booked into the Wyandotte County Jail on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Peter Belmont Jr., who was killed on 115th near Leavenworth Road about Dec. 12, 2012.
Darrell Lee Broxton, 50, will make his first appearance in court on Monday on charges of first-degree murder, felony theft, and other charges, according to authorities.
He was booked into the Wyandotte County Jail on Friday, and bond was set at $1 million. Broxton was arrested at the Kansas Parole Office in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday.
At the time of the homicide, Broxton was on post-release supervision from Kansas on charges of burglary. His supervision had been transferred to the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole.
The specific charges against Broxton, according to the district attorney's office, are first-degree murder and burglary to an automobile. There also are two counts of theft. One theft count is a felony and another is a misdemeanor.
The district attorney's office said Belmont was found dead at his residence in the 3000 block of 115th Street on Dec. 16. Authorities believe he was killed around Dec. 12.
Belmont, a retired art teacher from the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, was 70 years old at the time of his death. He was known worldwide as a breeder of Afghan dogs. He was well-known within the dog-breeding communities and had won numerous awards in dog breeding.
The case was investigated by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, homicide unit, with assistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Laboratory Unit. The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office has been involved with the case since Dec. 16.