KANSAS CITY 'TEFLON MAN' CONVICTED!!!
An important Kansas City crime note considering a great deal of community interest in the crime and violence surrounding this ongoing case . . . Here's a slightly edited presser . . .
“Teflon man” convicted in Jackson County
Marlyn L. Standifer, has been nicknamed the “Teflon man” because he’d beat murder charges three times due to witnesses who refused to testify or were killed before trial. The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, a special prosecutor, the Attorney General of Missouri and the U.S. Attorney had all attempted to convict Standifer, 26, of violent acts in our community since 2004.
Today, after trial, a Jackson County jury convicted Standifer of five felony counts in connection with a violent home attempted armed robbery.
“It was not easy to get the witnesses and victims to come forward to testify against Standifer. In fact, they were terrified,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. “But, in the end, they were our community’s courageous eyes. They helped our community achieve justice.”
The jury convicted Standifer of attempted robbery 1st degree, burglary, kidnapping and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. Three other defendants have been charged in connection with the Sept. 20, 2013 crimes.
Sentencing will be Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. before Judge Robert Schieber. Standifer’s bond was increased today to $250,000 cash.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Adam Caine and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Page Bellamy led the state’s prosecution.