KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The two men charged with attacking and robbing two local religious leaders appeared in court for the first time Tuesday, and at one point the judge asked one of the men to stop laughing as he read off their charges.
Barkers, 19, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, and theft in the brutal attack on Father Tom Kearns outside Blessed Sacrament Church, as well as two additional other robberies, one which occurred on Oct. 27 just a few blocks away from the church, and another attack on a pastor which occurred on Oct. 28 near 47th and Parrallel Parkway.
Moore, 20, also of Kansas City, Kan. was charged in connection with two robberies — the ones involving clergrymen.
Barkers and Moore will both be back in court next Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Barkers and Moore are being held in Wyandotte County jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. The two were taken into custody Friday after a standoff with police near 25th and Garfield.
“I`m still shocked. My heart hurts. Like I say, the word of God says don`t touch my anointed and find them no harm. It`s just an act of Satan that`s all, but I am worried about them. They need help,” Barkers' mom told FOX 4 Monday.
Barkers mother also told FOX 4 that last December her son and Moore kicked in the front door of her home and then attacked her and her fiancé. She says her son was angry because she wouldn’t give him any money.
Watch FOX 4's full interview with Barkers' mother below: