A Kansas City man was charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly asphyxiated his girlfriend late Monday or early Tuesday, Clay County prosecutors said.
Police found the body of Julie A. Johnson, 40, in a home in the 10300 block of North Tracy Avenue about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. Prosecutors charged William M. Shivers, 43, in her death.
Shivers allegedly called his estranged wife after the slaying and told her what had happened, court records state. The wife’s boyfriend then called police.