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Dad charged with murder after 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities have charged a Kansas City man with stabbing his wife to death, saying the couple's 7-year-old daughter told a school counselor she found a body in her basement and later told investigators that she "didn't want to be next."Benjamin Byers, 45, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, abandonment of a corpse and child endangerment in the death of 47-year-old Melissa Byers. Bond is set at $500,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

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