If what prosecutors are saying is true, you wouldn't want to be the godfather of Matthew and Joseph Hendrix. The brothers are accused of plotting to rob Kansas City businessman Michael
The robbery turned into a homicide, and charging documents released today allege that 16-year-old Joseph Hendrix paid his older brother extra for pulling the trigger, saying: "Well you killed him; you get the extra $20.
A witness told police that he overheard the Hendrix brothers plotting
the May 27 robbery of Tutera, the boys' godfather (UPDATE: Tutera was not the Hendrix' brothers' godfather), and was with them
when they met five men with guns at Loose Park just prior to going to
The witness allegedly waited in the getaway car
with the younger
who had given his brother the keypad combination to open Tutera's
garage door, while Matthew Hendrix and two black men went to pull the
lick. But when they heard gunshots, Joseph Hendrix ran to check on his
When Hendrix didn't come back after five minutes, he went to check on
him. He saw Tutera lying in the
garage and claimed Joseph Hendrix was searching the home for stuff to
allegedly ended up with Tutera's wallet and divided up the money
(giving everyone in the car a $40 cut, except for his brother, who got
the extra $20).
On the morning of the murder, police canvased the area near Hendrix'
home. In a nearby Dumpster, they found Tutera's wallet.
interview with police, Joseph Hendrix admitted everything but stealing
Jackson County prosecutors charged Joseph
Hendrix today with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
County prosecutors have already charged Matthew
Hendrix, an 18-year-old University of Missouri-Kansas City student,
and Troy J. Davis, 22, with
Court records say Tutera called 911 late
Wednesday night and reported catching Matthew Hendrix in his house.
kicked Hendrix out. Tutera told the dispatcher that Hendrix was
"casing the properties" and requested officers check out the area.
an interview with detectives, Matthew Hendrix said he'd been at
home earlier that night and was told to leave. Hendrix claimed that he
later met up with a group of men -- some with guns -- who planned to rob
Hendrix claimed that he was in the street outside of
he heard two shots. He fled the scene and met the men at