Court records say Tittone told detectives that he took out his gun, and Graves punched him. So he shot her. Graves' body was found in the kitchen of a home in the 3500 block of St. John. She was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was 52.
Jackson County prosecutors have charged Tittone with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.
Kansas City, Missouri's homicide total is now at 74 for 2011.