Crime & Courts

Suspect charged in fatal parking lot stabbing

Wichita police are investigating the stabbing death of Kayla Brown on Saturday night in south Wichita.
Wichita police are investigating the stabbing death of Kayla Brown on Saturday night in south Wichita. The Wichita Eagle

Prosecutors formally charged the 38-year-old Wichita man arrested in connection with a deadly weekend parking dispute with second-degree murder and aggravated battery, according to court records.

Seth R. Collins, who made his first appearance in court on the felony charges Wednesday, is due back in court for a preliminary hearing May 18, Sedgwick County District Court records show.

Collins is accused of stabbing 22-year-old Kayla Brown once in the neck and her twin sister in the upper left arm at about 10 p.m. Saturday at Falcon Pointe Apartments, 4244 S. Hydraulic.

Police have said the driver’s door of Brown’s car was open when Collins tried to park, preventing him from pulling into a stall.

Brown died early Sunday morning at a Wichita hospital. Her sister’s injuries weren’t life-threatening. The sisters and Collins lived in the same building at the apartment complex, police have said.

Collins remained in Sedgwick County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $250,000 bond. He will be represented by a public defender, according to court records.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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