Police: Wichita man stabbed roommate because she won’t leave

November 25, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a Wichita man stabbed his roommate to death because she wouldn’t move out.

Wichita police Capt. Brent Allred says the 44-year-old man wanted Devin Cook to leave, but the 28-year-old woman refused to go.

The Wichita Eagle reports that police went to the home twice early Saturday morning.

Allred says officers who went to the home at 4:10 a.m. told the man that they couldn’t make Cook leave because she had “established residency there.” They told him he had to use legal avenues like eviction or petitioning the court for a protective order.

Officers returned to the address after a physical fight started and found Cook inside with several stab wounds. She died later at a hospital.

Cook had lived at his home for about a month.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com