Arrests Made in Case of Kansas City Bassist's Murder

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Two men have been arrested, and two others are being sought by police for the murder of Kansas City Symphony bassist Steven Peters, the Kansas City Star reports.

Peters was shot to death in his home on September 6.

Richard Jones and Michael A. Jones, who are not related to each other, were arraigned on September 12 on charges of second-degree murder.

Richard Jones told the police that two other people were involved, and that the four of them had gone to Peters's home with the intent of robbing it. In his version of events, Michael Jones had kicked in the back door and then Peters, who had a gun collection, shot Richard Jones in the right arm. As he ran from the scene of the crime, he said, he heard a second gunshot.

Michael Jones told a different version of the story, in which he stayed in the car while Richard Jones went into the house.

The victim's nephew reported that Peters' home had been repeatedly burglarized over the past six months.

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