KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The family of Alexis Kane, the 14-year-old girl found assaulted and repeatedly shot in the back area of The Bay Water Park in south Kansas City says they hope prosecutors will seek the death penalty. The three suspects charged in her murder appeared in court Monday.
Isaac "Malik" Carter, 17, Dominic McDaniel, 18, and Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, 17, are all charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action. Prosecutors say Alexis Kane was only with the suspects for one hour on Sunday, Jan. 11 before they assaulted and killed her.
"My granddaughter didn't do nothing to nobody. Fourteen years and her life is gone from a senseless killing," said William Berry, Alexis' grandfather.
According to a probable cause statement, friends of Kane told police that she had been in contact with one of the suspects via Facebook, later identified as Carter. Her friends said Kane had asked them to take her to the gas station where she had arranged to meet with "Malik," and got into the suspect’s vehicle.
Court documents say prosecutors have surveillance video from January 11, which shows three people picking up Kane from a 7-Eleven gas station, in a white Chrysler four-door vehicle with temporary tags. Later, a vehicle fitting that same description was seen on video surveillance outside The Bay Water Park. The footage revealed a victim, believed to be Kane, being assaulted and shot by the unidentified parties.
Prosecutors believe Kennedy was first to strike Alexis with a gun before allegedly shooting her five times. Then they believe "Malik" grabbed the gun and shot her several more times.
Court documents say McDaniel, identified as "Nick" in the documents admitted to police that he and "Malik" picked up Alexis in a white Chysler. Police say he admitted being present during the homicide.
"I was hurt because nobody didn't show any sorry, they didn't show anything," LaShonda Kane, Alexis' mother, said after the court appearance Monday. "In fact, one of them kind of smiled at me so that was, so that was pretty hard to deal with. I don't see how he thought it was funny."
McDaniel is currently in custody at Jackson County Jail, and Carter and Kennedy are being held in the custody of the Kansas City Police Department. All three are being held on a $500,000 cash bond each.
All three suspects will be back in court on Monday, Feb. 23rd. They will be held on no bond until their next court appearance.
"It's a long process now, so we just ask for prayers," said Berry. "We thank God that justice is going to be served. They caught them. They're off the streets."