KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A mother is outraged that it took more than eight months for a Kansas City man, whose killing of his ex-girlfriend was ruled self-defense, to be arrested on an outstanding warrant.
The Kansas City Star reports that a warrant was issued in August for 35-year-old David Love for missing a court date while on probation in an unrelated receiving stolen property case. About a week later, he fatally shot 32-year-old Jessika Peppers. Her mother, Carol Peppers, said it was “ridiculous” that Love wasn’t arrested until Wednesday. A police spokesman says detectives deal with “an abundance of criminals with felony warrants.”
The police report said Jessika Peppers was believed to have gotten into Love’s home through a broken window and was found holding a hammer. Love told police he hadn’t recognized her.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Prosecutors say a Kansas City man won’t be charged in his ex-girlfriend’s shooting death after he cited self-defense.
The Kansas City Star reports that the decision has outraged relatives of 32-year-old Jessika Peppers. She was killed about three months ago after she went to David Love’s home in the middle of the day to retrieve an iPhone and laptop.
A police report say Love told investigators he was sleeping when he heard someone breaking in and pulled his gun out from under his bed. He said he fired as soon as he saw someone coming into his room. Peppers reportedly got into the home through a broken window. She was found with a hammer in her hand.