Suspect arrested in deadly southeast Wichita stabbing


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened early Easter Sunday. 

Police say officers were called to a home in the 3400 block of East Munger, near Pawnee and Hillside. 

The family identified the victim as 62-year-old Albert Thomas. They said Albert was the rock of the family and that he took care of everyone. 

“He was a good person, you know. He had a good heart,” said Latrice Thomas, niece. “He was so funny. He had a personality out of this world.” 

According to jail booking records, 53-year-old Keith Thurman was booked into on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection to the deadly stabbing. 

Police said the investigation revealed Thurman and Thomas were involved in a fight outside of the home.

During the fight, Thurman allegedly stabbed Thomas mutliple times. Their girlfriends were at the home cooking for Easter. 

The investigation is ongoing. The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. 

Police said it is the ninth criminal homicide of the year in Wichita. Last year at this time, Wichita had 13 criminal homicides. 

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