Leavenworth woman charged in stabbing death of fiance


LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old Leavenworth woman is charged with stabbing her fiance to death. Eva Banks is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 44-year-old Jerrold Rhodes.

Police say Rhodes was stabbed to death Saturday at a home the couple shared in Leavenworth. Police Chief Pat Kitchens says investigators believe Rhodes’ death was the result of domestic violence.

Banks made her first appearance via video in court on Monday. She said she planned to hire an attorney.

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