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News : Court Documents Reveal Fight To Death Inside Lenexa Home
Posted by Randy on 2014/8/4 4:33:15 (1838 reads) News by the same author

LENEXA, KS (KCTV) - A 27-year-old man claimed he killed a Lenexa businessman and his stepson in self defense after they kidnapped him, but prosecutors found evidence that poked holes in his story, according to court documents.
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Alexander W. Brune of Lenexa has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 9 deaths of 47-year-old Brian Baskind and 79-year-old Clifford Preston. The men were found stabbed to death inside the basement of their Lenexa home. They suffered multiple knife wounds, and a large knife and handgun were found near the mens' bodies.

The handgun belonged to Preston who had a conceal-and-carry license.

KCTV5 obtained court records that reveal new details about the death of the two men.

"There were large amounts of blood observed on the floor and walls surrounding both victims," according to court records. "Both deceased individuals had numerous defensive wounds."

Brune called police after he said he was shot in the stomach while trying to escape. Grieving family members believe Brune was motivated by greed in what they call senseless deaths.

A black spray-painted air soft pistol was found inside the basement.

"The air soft pistol was located hidden behind a television in the basement area of the residence in close proximity to a full face mask," the affidavit states. "Also recovered was a magazine clip belonging to an air soft pistol located next to a side table that appears to be knocked over during the struggle. Black gloves were located at the crime scene next to the victims' bodies."

A basement window was open and the screen had been removed, and blood covered the floor and walls by the window.

"The furniture near the window had been knocked over and a pair of bent eyeglasses was found on the floor," according to the court documents.

Brune's white cargo van was parked down the street from the residence at 8536 Hallet Street.

According to court records, Brune's wife told a detective that her husband left their bedroom about 8:45 p.m. that night to go to sleep on a couch. She said she didn't hear any door knocks or a disturbance.

After undergoing surgery, Brune told detectives that he was kidnapped by Baskind who knocked on the back door to his home.

He claimed that the man pointed a gun at him and said if he cooperated then his family wouldn't be hurt. He said he was forced at gunpoint to drive his vehicle to the two men's home on Hallett. He said both Baskind and Preston had guns.

"Once in the basement, Brune saw a silver handled 'long knife' on a side table, and decided to try to escape through a basement window," according to court records. "The younger male noticed him trying to escape, and a struggle ensued. Brune claimed during the struggle the older white male shot him in the stomach. Brune said that during the struggle he stabbed both the younger and older male in an attempt to escape."

A witness described seeing a white van like Brune's in the parking lot of a grocery store and only the driver was inside it. Surveillance showed that the van did look like Brune's.

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