August 14, 2019
Two men are dead because of a snatched pipe.
It doesn’t make sense to us, but it sure makes sense to a bloodthirsty jungle ape.
Jackson County prosecutors filed charges Thursday against a 22-year-old Kansas City man in connection with the deaths of two men in their 50s.
Kansas City police found 56-year-old Michael F. McLin and 52-year-old Kevin E. Waters dead near 9th and Topping off Winner Road just before 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.
According to charging documents, a witness came forward and told investigators they overheard Mario J. Markworth confess to killing both men.
The witness said they overheard Markworth say he killed McLin over a dispute involving drugs– McLin reportedly snatched a pipe from him and that made him mad.
Markworth also allegedly confessed to killing Waters because he believed Waters witnessed the death of McLin, according to the probable cause document.
When police arrested Markworth Wednesday, they found an axe with apparent blood on it and a debit card issued to McLin.
Markworth now faces two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. He faces a $250,000 cash bond.
Kevin Waters (no photo of the second victim, but “Michael McLin” is obviously a white name).