Monday, April 15, 2019
KANSAS CITY SOUTHLAND QUINTUPLE KILLER CONVICTED!!! WILL THE COURT GIVE HIM THE DEATH PENALTY?!?!?
Today we have a decision on one of the worst local slaughters in Kansas City history.
Brandon Howell was convicted Monday by a Jackson County jury on all counts including beating two people to death and shooting and killing three others in 2014.
In August 2015 Jackson County prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for Howell. On Monday, Jackson County Persecutor Jean Baker said they met with all of the family members and decided it was best to remove death as an option in this case and to see the rest of Howell’s nature life in prison.
“They are still heartbroken,” Baker said. “They are still heartbroken but they’re elated with the news. They waited so so long to get here. They’ve been very patient so I’m very grateful to be able to deliver that news today.”
Baker said this was a case that struck terror in a whole community.
“And I really hope what the community takes from this, especially that little community on south KC, is that the person who causes this incredible harm to them can no longer harm them,” Baker said.
According to court documents, the murders happened on Woodbridge Lane, near Wornall Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard. The victims are 86-year-old Ann Taylor, 80-year-old George Taylor, 88-year-old Lorene Hurst, her 68-year-old son Darrel Hurst and 69-year-old Susan Choucroun.
And all of this leads to the question . . .
WILL THE OFTEN LACKADAISICAL COURTS GIVE THIS KANSAS CITY SOUTHLAND MASS MURDERER THE DEATH PENALTY?!?!
Credit where it's due . . .
Jackson County Prosecutor "Mean Jean" Peters Baker promised she would seek the death penalty and today she earned the conviction.
Now it's up to the legal system to do it's part.
Check the links:
KSHB: Brandon Howell convicted on five founds of murder
Fox4: Man convicted in 2014 killing of 5 in south KC neighborhood
KSHB: Man convicted of killing 5 south Kansas City neighbors
You decide . . .