Missouri man charged in death of former St. Mary’s basketball player

Gavel on desk in courtroom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged in the death of former University of St. Mary basketball player Marcus Mondaine.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2dRhPkT ) reports that 21-year-old Damon Hammons, of Grandview, faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges in the death of Mondaine. Hammons has not been apprehended.

Authorities said Mondaine had been dating Hammons ex-girlfriend. Mondaine was killed Saturday in Kansas City while he slept beside the woman’s 1-year-old daughter. Hammons is the child’s father.

Mondaine was finishing his final semester at the private liberal arts university in Leavenworth, Kansas. Before his last season ended this spring, he was twice named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week. He also played for State Fair Community College in Sedalia.