“Shock” was the expressed response of members of the Missouri Valley College community concerning the recent arrest and first-degree murder charges filed against Reginald L. Singletary, 27, of Warrensburg, whose MVC background included years as a football player.
Numerous MVC faculty and alum who knew him in college had a common response about the news, saying that it’s “not the Reggie” that they knew.
Singletary was arrested in Sedalia on Sept. 4 and returned to Warrensburg where he was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the homicide of William “Blaine” Whitworth, 25, a Warrensburg businessman who was shot and killed in the driveway of his home on Sept. 1, according to a UCMnews story. Whitworth owned two bars in Warrensburg.
Ziyad T. Abid, 23, a University of Central Missouri student, was also arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Whitworth’s death, according to the UCMnews report.
According to a story on the KCTV News-Kansas City website, Abid allegedly hatched a murder-for-hire scheme, with Singletary, a bouncer at one of Whitworth’s bar, allegedly carrying out the crime.
Singletary, who was pictured in the 2007 MVC yearbook as a senior, was residing in Warrensburg and enrolled in one online course at MVC this semester to finish a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. While at MVC during his full-time college years, he played on the football team, and later worked for a short time with the Intramurals program.