Fate man charged with murdering possible Plano dating partner Sunday



PLANO – Fate resident Kenneth Amyx has been charged with murdering longtime friend Jennifer Streit-Spears, whom he had possibly begun dating, after police said they found both bodies nude and covered in blood from multiple stab wounds Sunday morning at her Plano apartment.

According to the arrest affadavit, Streit-Spears’ mother called police at 10:03 a.m. Sunday about a possible suicide or murder at the apartment where her daughter and “boyfriend” were. The mother told the dispatcher the two “are going to kill each other.”

Plano police said they forced their way into the apartment, which was locked from the inside, and found Streit-Spears, 43, already dead, with knife wounds to her neck, wrist and arm.

Amyx, 45, was on top of her with knife wounds and a knife in one hand. Another knife was under them. After being treated at an area hospital for superficial and possibly self-inflicted neck and wrist wounds, police transported Amyx to the Collin County jail, where he is now being held in lieu of $600,000 bail.

Amyx is also being held on outstanding warrants for continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 in Rockwall County and indecency with a child in Dallas County.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in February by Mesquite police, Amyx’s outstanding warrants from Rockwall and Dallas counties stem from allegations involving the same girl. She was 13 in the fall of 2014 when the molestation allegedly began in Mesquite and continued later in Fate.

The girl was interviewed in late December at the West Texas Advocacy Center, where she detailed what happened. Amyx met with investigators from Child Protective Services on Dec. 31 to address the allegations.

He also brought six DVDs to the Fate Department of Public Safety that contained about eight hours of him offering his own explanation of the allegations against him, the affidavit stated.

“Kenneth readily admits to several acts of aggravated sexual assault against [the girl] and provided details to numerous incidents she had not made disclosure to during her CAC interview,” the affidavit stated.

In February, a Rockwall County grand jury indicted Amyx on the first-degree felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14.

After his arrest on Sunday, Amyx told Plano police that he and Streit-Spears initially planned to run away together because he was a wanted man. The two were lifelong friends and had been dating for about four months, the affidavit stated.

Police said he also posted two photos of Streit-Spears’ bloody body on her Facebook page, which remained there for 36 hours despite pleas from her family and friends to take them down.

Police continue to investigate.





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