Man accused of murdering a Derby mother is charged

Charles Beck

WICHITA, Kansas – A man accused of murdering a Derby woman made his first appearance Thursday afternoon in Sedgwick County Court.

Charles A. Beck Jr. was charged with first-degree premeditated murder of Lonnie Staggs and attempted first-degree murder of her son.

Police responded to a call in 1400 block of North Nixon Sunday morning where they found Staggs dead and her son stabbed in the neck.

Nixon was found later that evening in Missouri and turned himself in.

The preliminary hearing is set for September 19. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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