The mystery surrounding the death of three Kansas City Chiefs fans found frozen and dead outside of their friend’s house on January 9 in the aftermath of the team’s final game of the regular season may be one step closer to being solved.
Initial toxicology reports indicate David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, had illicit drugs in their systems at the time of their death.
‘The Kansas City 3‘
On January 9, Harrington, McGeeney, and Johnson were found dead in the backyard of their friend Jordan Willis’ Kansas City rental home. It is believed the group had gotten together to watch the matchup between the Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers on January 7.
Exactly what happened next remains uncertain, but Willis’ lawyer, John Picerno, said his client — an HIV-researcher with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative — was “asleep on the couch” for much of the two days that followed. A fifth man who was at the watch party reportedly left Willis’ home around 11pm that Sunday and said the four others were watching television at the time.
Kansas City police Capt. Jake Becchina told Fox News Digital that the case “is 100 percent not being investigated as a homicide,” though the families of the dead have suggested otherwise.
On Thursday, initial toxicology reports obtained by NewsNation showed traces of fentanyl, cocaine, and some THC were found in the men’s system. “A family member, who asked to remain anonymous, tells me cocaine, fentanyl and THC showed up in the preliminary results,” NewsNation national correspondent Alex Caprariello posted on X. “The family source says level 10 fentanyl is enough to kill. The #KansasCity3 were at level 30.”
The reporting comes on the heels of a source close to Willis – who was allegedly known to some as ‘The Chemist’ – telling Fox News that he is now “facing his addiction head-on” in rehab and the death of Harrington, McGeeney, and Johnson served as an “enormous, heartbreaking wake-up call.”
Possible Jail Time?
There is much to still be learned in the case, though many are already wondering whether Willis will ultimately face charges for the deaths. “This is why you don’t do drugs,” Megyn said. “But the real question is whether this guy… should not be in rehab but should be in a damn jail for serving these guys up cocktails that reportedly had fentanyl in them.”
Given what is known so far, Aidala said “an investigation absolutely has to be done” into what led up to these three men’s deaths and whether Willis has any culpability. “We have charged people in the past who have been drug dealers with killing people,” he said. “It doesn’t happen often, but it has happened.”
To that point, Eiglarsh noted that if Willis gave the lethal drugs to his friends, Missouri law is not on his side. “Missouri has [a] felony murder statute,” he explained. “So, if this homeowner supplied these people with the drugs… he could be facing a potential life sentence.” He said that remains true even if the trio willingly took the drugs and/or Willis wasn’t aware they were laced with deadly fentanyl.
There is, however, some key evidence that would be needed in order to charge Willis with any sort of crime. “The only crime here would be if you can prove that the homeowner provided them the drugs,” he concluded. “Absent that evidence, you don’t have it.”
You can check out Megyn’s full Kelly’s Court with Aidala and Eiglarsh by tuning in to episode 716 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.