We start this glimpse at local crime news with the tragic update on a homicide that was brilliantly solved by way of masterful police work and bio-metric spying. A straw and discarded cup earned a conviction but most KCMO residents realizes that 20-years handed down by a judge means we'll likely see this guy back on local streets in less time than it takes to pay off a fancy car loan.
Accordingly, check today's round-up of law & order:
Westport Shooter Short-Timer
SENTENCED: Kansas City man sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty in fatal 2016 Westport shooting
SUGAR CREEK CRACKDOWN!!!
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- The authorities in Jackson County have taken several suspects into custody at a known drug house. According to the Sugar Creek Police Department, code enforcement served a search warrant at the house on Thursday morning. Several suspects were taken into custody. The house was deemed uninhabitable.
Show-Me Wait For Justice
After decades in prison for a 1996 double murder in Kansas City, Missouri, he says he didn't commit, Ricky Kidd said he has a new hope. "For the first time in 23 years, I feel like I had my day in court," he told KCUR over the phone from Crossroads Correctional Facility in Cameron, Missouri.
JoCo Domestic Drama
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- An Olathe man is back behind bars after he allegedly assaulted a young child and two women while out on bond in a separate domestic violence case. Antonio Baskin, 26, remains in the Johnson County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
Hard Time For KCMO Bad Hombre
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man found guilty of manslaughter in his ex-girlfriend's death was sentenced Thursday to 54 years in prison. A jury found Joseph Gonsalez, 24, guilty in March of voluntary manslaughter in the January 2018 death of Elizabeth Richards.
A quick question given worsening violent despite inclement weather that ramps up fear for violence during warmer months:
This is one more OPEN THREAD for right now . . .