Man arrested following nephew’s fatal stabbing


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN News is learning more about a deadly stabbing on August 2.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the stabbing was a result over a fight over barbecue.

David Staley (Courtesy: Sedgwick County)

At approximately 3 a.m., officers responded to the stabbing in the 2300 block of South Pinecrest. Police said they located Ryan Speight with a stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead. Staley was also contacted at the scene. 

Police said the investigation revealed a party occurred at the home, party attendees had left, and an argument occurred over leftover barbecue between Staley and his nephew Speight, who both live at the home. During the argument, Staley stabbed Speight, causing his fatal injuries. Staley was arrested on the scene without incident.  

He was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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