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  • Grain Valley man charged in stabbing death

  • A Grain Valley man was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of a Kansas City man late Tuesday night.

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  • A Grain Valley man was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of a Kansas City man late Tuesday night.
    Donald G. Jones, 41, who lives in Grain Valley, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action after allegedly causing a fatal knife wound in the victim, Ronald A. Oliver, 40.
    According to court documents, Jones had gone to Oliver’s home in an apartment complex on the 3300 block of East 30th Street in Kansas City Tuesday evening to watch Game 1 of the NBA finals.
    Court documents said the two friends began arguing and Jones then went into the kitchen to get a knife “because it was relevent to the argument.”
    Jones told police he did not remember stabbing Oliver but said he had thrown the knife at him. According to court documents, when Kansas City police arrived at the scene, Oliver was lying on the floor with Jones kneeling next to him, pressing a towel against his chest.
    Oliver was pronounced dead at the scene and Oliver was taken into custody.
    Voluntary manslaughter is a Class B felony, which carries a sentence of five to 15 years in prison.
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