Quick look at the top crime stories for today as the holidays approach . . .
Justice For KCK Mom
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A J.C. Harmon sophomore, December Htoo, was killed on Friday night while working at a KCK laundromat. 41 Action News spoke with the teen's mother, who said she is overcome with grief. Ma Than brought a bowl of food to the make-shift memorial that now sits at the location where her son was killed.
Help Find This Local Lady
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police are asking for help finding 59-year-old Cheryl Grace. They said she was seen Monday driving away from her home near 72nd and Forest in a black 1998 Acura with Missouri plates HA7-W0Z. She was last spotted driving the car southbound near 75th and Troost around 1 p.m.
Show-Me Death Penalty Delay
The Missouri Supreme Court has set a March execution date for Russell Bucklew, a convicted killer who narrowly escaped execution three years ago because of a rare medical condition that created the risk of suffering during the execution process. Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection March 20 for killing a man during a violent crime spree in 1996.
Morning Gunfire Aftermath
A man is in critical condition after he was shot early Tuesday morning on Kansas City's east side. Kansas City police were called just after 1 a.m. to Winner Road and Wallace Avenue on a reported shooting. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a Shell gas station.
Justice After Horrific Double Assault
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County jury convicted a Kansas City man of four counts of statutory sodomy for sexually molesting a young girl. The jury returned the verdict late Monday against Eric Shores, 36, of four counts of 1st degree statutory sodomy. Each conviction carries a potential penalty of up to life in prison.
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