Pastor charged with stabbing family members, setting house on fire

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023

A husband and father is charged with five counts of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his family and setting their house on fire early Saturday morning in Shawnee, Kansas. Matthew Lee Richards, 41, also faces one count of aggravated arson with risk of bodily harm, according to a spokesperson with the Shawnee Police Department. There are six victims total, with two being over the age of 18. At around 3:47 a.m. the Shawnee Police Department and Shawnee Fire Department were dispatched to the 6600 block of Goode Drive on a...

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