Category: Neil and Christy Edgar

Bond reduced for couple accused of abusing, killing son

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 18, 2003 By TONY RIZZO Bonds for the jailed parents of a slain 9-year-old boy were lowered Friday from $2 million to $200,000 despite the vehement objection of prosecutors. Christy Edgar and her husband, Neil Edgar Sr., will be under house arrest at their south Overland Park home if they post the bonds set by Johnson County District Judge John Bennett. The Edgars are charged with first-degree felony murder in the Dec. 29 death of Brian Edgar, who suffocated after he had been bound and gagged at bedtime the night before. “That bond is

Seven charged with child abuse in Edgar case

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 16, 2003 By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON, The Kansas City Star Wyandotte County District Attorney Nick A. Tomasic today announced child-abuse charges against seven people relating to the investigation of 9-year-old Brian Edgar’s slaying. Tomasic said he filed the charges late Wednesday against Brian’s mother, Christy Edgar; a family baby sitter,

Friend of Edgars is charged in Johnson County

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 15, 2003 By TONY RIZZO A Kansas City woman has been charged with aiding a felon in the Brian Edgar murder case. Chauntel Williams, 29, is to make her first appearance in Johnson County District Court on Thursday. She is being held in the Johnson County jail on a $250,000 bond. Williams is a friend of Brian’s parents,

Services held for boy who died of abuse

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 10, 2003 By MARK WIEBE and JAMES C. FITZPATRICK Releasing dozens of balloons into a chilly wind, former friends and caretakers said goodbye Thursday to Brian Edgar, whose life was cut short by child abuse. A private 40-minute funeral at a Kansas City, Kan., cemetery began with prayers and ended with the singing of 9-year-old Brian’s favorite hymn, “I’ll Fly Away.” More than 100 people attended. The Roman Catholic service took place 10 days after Neil Edgar, Brian’s adoptive father, brought the boy’s body to KU Med. Sister Peg Driscoll, who belongs to the

Court Papers Detail Circumstances Around Boy’s Death

Adoptive Parents, Baby Sitter Charged In 9-Year-Old’s Death, Jan. 9, 2003 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A boy slain last week and two of his siblings were routinely bound up at bedtime, according to a court document which also said that evidence related to the child’s death was taken elsewhere and destroyed. The document filed Wednesday in Missouri’s Jackson County Circuit Court describes the results of searches on both sides of the state line in connection with the Dec. 29 suffocation death of Brian Edgar, 9. The boy’s parents, church leaders