2 charged with beating, robbing Kansas priest, 82

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two men have been charged with beating and robbing an 82-year-old Catholic priest in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Kansas City Star reports that 19-year-old Ladarious Barkers and 20-year-old Marvin Moore face several charges in the October 21 attack and robbery of the Rev. Thomas Kearns.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said Sunday that the charges include aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

Kearns was struck in the face and knocked unconscious during the assault outside the Blessed Sacrament Church. His car and wallet were stolen. Kearns underwent surgery to repair broken facial bones.

The suspects, who are from Kansas City, Kansas, are being held on $300,000 bond. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.


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