Man Accused of Dropping TV 3 Stories Onto Woman
The victim suffered life-threatening injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 29, 2017 11:13 AM CDT
Otishus Kirkwood is accused of critically injuring a woman by purposely dropping an old television set onto her from a third-floor balcony.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – A Missouri man is accused of critically injuring a woman by purposely dropping an old television set onto her from a third-floor balcony, the AP reports. Jackson County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Otishus Kirkwood of Kansas City with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Authorities say the victim, who was not identified, sustained life-threatening injuries.

Investigators allege in court filings that officers on Thursday found the victim unconscious in front of the apartment building, near a broken tube television set. Police say a witness reported that Kirkwood threw the large television from an apartment's third-floor balcony, striking the victim on the head. The apartment's occupant said the victim and Kirkwood were homeless, and that he allowed them to occasionally sleep in his apartment.

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