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Police: Domino game likely led to fatal stabbing in Wichita

WICHITA — A fight — probably over a domino game — led to the fatal stabbing of a 41-year-old man around Christmas Eve, police said today.

Police Lt. Ken Landwehr today identified the victim as Christopher K. Rackham.

A 50-year-old man who had been living with Rackham and two others, in a fourplex in the 2900 block of East Harry, has been arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree reckless murder, Landwehr said.

Rackham suffered a fatal stab wound to his torso sometime early Christmas Eve or late the night before, Landwehr said.

A female roommate found Rackham dead in the bathroom of their apartment the morning of Christmas Eve, a police report said.

Police found signs of a disturbance in the apartment.

Investigators think alcohol was involved in the homicide; the roommates frequently drank and argued, Landwehr said.

The night before Rackham's body was found, neighbors heard a disturbance but didn't report it, he said.

Police arrested the suspect after he was found hiding in an abandoned game shack at the Joyland amusement park on South Hillside, he said.

Police likely will present their investigation to prosecutors Tuesday.

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