SEDGWICK COUNTY —A man accused in the violent killing of his mother made his first court appearance in the case Tuesday.
Kyle Romey, 42 of Goddard, is charged with 1st degree murder, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.
Just after 11a.m. Oct. 6, deputies responded to the check the welfare of a person at a trailer home in the 15300 Block of U.S. 54, according to Sheriff Jeff Easter.
At the scene, deputies saw a victim on the floor and forced entry into the residence. They found the body of 67-year-old Denyce Briet. It was very obvious to the deputies that there was blunt force trauma to the victim and that this was a homicide, according to Easter.
During the investigation, deputies responded to a related call at a home the 1000 Block of West Dayton. The same caller told deputies they believed the victim, Denyce Breit, had been injured by her son.
Investigators developed a suspect identified as 42-year-old Kyle L. Romey. He is Breit's son. Deputies located him near the area of Taft and McClain and took him into custody.
According to Easter, Romey and his family had a history of violence but investigators don't know what led to Breit's death. Romey had been living at the trailer home since he was paroled in April. Romey has had several previous convictions for criminal threat, aggravated battery; great bodily harm and felon in possession of a weapon, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.
Romey is being held on a $500,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 28, according to the district attorney.