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KC man faces charge in stabbing of family member

A Kansas City man was charged Tuesday in connection with a family squabble that turned violent.

Harry R. Iliff, 59, faces a second-degree assault charge, a class C felony, in the incident.

According to the Excelsior Springs Police Department, the crime occurred at about 4:25 p.m. on Monday in the 500 block of Prospect Street.

“The victim, a 24-year-old white male, was stabbed in the back with a serrated steak knife during a family argument,” said Lt. Clint Reno. “The suspect was taken into custody at the scene without incident.”

Reno said the suspect used to live at the residence with the victim, though the two live apart now.

“The victim was transported to Liberty Hospital for treatment of his injuries,” he added. “To our knowledge, the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening; however, the whole four-and-a-half-inch blade of the knife was plunged into the victim’s back.”

Iliff was originally held on a 24-hour investigative hold before charges were filed. He was turned over to Clay County authorities Tuesday evening and jailed on a $25,000 bond.

Harry Iliff

By Eric Copeland • eric@leaderpress.com

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