Crime & Courts

Teen charged with voluntary manslaughter in Sunday night stabbing

Prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old boy with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal stabbing at a Wichita apartment complex near Pawnee and Meridian on Sunday night.

The teen, who was arrested early Monday morning in connection with Tyreece J. Walker’s death, remains in the custody of the juvenile detention facility, said Dan Dillon, the Sedgwick County District Attorney Office’s spokesman. He is next due in court on the felony charge June 2, court records show.

Authorities responding to a stabbing call at WindRidge Apartments, 2501 W. Wildwood, shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday found Walker, 32, dead in a bedroom from multiple stabs wounds, Wichita police said earlier this week. Walker lived at the apartment complex, but the teen did not. Their relationship and a motive for the stabbing have not been released.

The Eagle is not naming the teen because he is not facing charges as an adult.

Kansas law defines voluntary manslaughter as knowingly killing a human being during a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion, or when there’s an unreasonable but honest belief by a person that circumstances justified use of deadly force. The teen is charged under the latter provision of the statute, according to court records.

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