UPDATED: Another teenager has been charged in the killing of Helen Ragan. Jackson County prosecutors have charged 17-year-old Trayvon Brown with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Ragan's homicide. Read the rest of the update after the jump ...
Original Story (January 13): Last April, Helen
Ragan was with her husband and four sons when bullets ripped
through their home. Ragan, a 38-year-old
bus driver for the Blue Valley School District, was hit and killed.
In November, word came out that two
juveniles had been arrested in the killing, which allegedly stemmed from
a confrontation between the suspects and one of Ragan's sons. Now, one
of the juveniles is facing murder charges.
Jackson County prosecutors charged 17-year-old Kelly Lewis on Thursday with
second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the April 26, 2010, killing.
Lewis and the second juvenile. Court documents say Lewis can be heard on
the tape saying he shot into Ragan's home because of an altercation
with one of Ragan's children. He also said he saw someone looking out a
window and started shooting a .45-caliber handgun at the house.
On November 11, detectives spoke with a woman who heard gunshots on the night of the shooting. She said Lewis and the other juvenile showed up at her apartment about five minutes later and told her the same thing: They shot up the house because of a run-in with one of Ragan's children. They told her that they "believed someone was hit."
UPDATE: Court documents say Trayvon Brown was the previously unnamed second juvenile in the above story. Brown allegedly told a witness wearing a wire that he shot up the house with a "Mac-11."