Jan 14, 2020 5:08 PM

The Latest: Kansas man injured in knife attack has died

Posted Jan 14, 2020 5:08 PM
Prager photo Sedgwick County
Prager photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY — The man critically injured in an aggravated knife attack in Wichita has died, according to police captain Brent Allred.

Just after 5p.m. January 11, police responded to an assault call at a home in the 200 block of North Spruce in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson.

Upon arrival, police found a 19-year-old man identified as Vincent Venturella with a severe laceration to his neck. Investigators learned that 24-year-old Morgan Prager  of Pittsburg, Kansas arrived at the residence. He and the Venturella were involved in a dispute over an ex-girlfriend and a sister, according to Davidson.

Prager cut Venturella and fled from the home. Wichita police coordinated efforts with police in Pittsburg to arrest Prager and bring him back to Wichita, according to Davidson.

Venturella died Monday night.  Prager is being held on a $250,000 bond on a requested charge of first-degree murder, according to online jail records.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

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SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged attempted murder.

Just after 5p.m. January 11, police responded to an assault call at a home in the 200 block of North Spruce in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson.

Upon arrival, police found a 19-year-old man with a severe laceration to his neck. Investigators learned that 24-year-old Morgan Prager  of Pittsburg, Kansas arrived at the residence. He and the victim were involved in a dispute over an ex-girlfriend and a sister, according to Davidson.

Prager cut the victim and fled from the home. Wichita police coordinated efforts with police in Pittsburg to arrest Prager and bring him back to Wichita, according to Davidson.

The victim remains hospitalized late Monday morning. The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

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Police: 9-month-old Kan. girl remains hospitalized in critical condition
Rader photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child abuse.

Just before 11:30 p.m. 10, police and EMS were dispatched to the 3600 block of West 13th street North in Wichita for a child not breathing, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, they discovered a 9-month-old girl with critical injuries.  EMS transported her to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized in very critical condition, according to Allred.

Investigators learned  the child received injuries while in the care of 25-year-old Breitan Radar at the home. That led to his arrest on requested charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to online jail records.

A 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy found at the home were placed in police protective custody.  Radar is the father of 6-year-old and not the father of the victim.

During the investigation officers discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment.   

Radar had called the mother to tell her the baby was not breathing. The mother saw a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle, contacted the deputy who followed her to the home.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office

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