After a series of suspected hate crimes against the LGBT community over the past few years, the courthouse highlights this crackdown on an admitted/convicted killer.
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KC man sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting of transgender woman
A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced a 43-year-old Kansas City man to 22 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Brooklyn Lindsey, a transgender woman who was found shot on June 25, 2019, in the 600 block of Spruce in Kansas City's Northeast area, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Marcus S. Lewis, dob: 9/13/1977, was sentenced to 22 years for Voluntary Manslaughter. In addition, the judge also sentenced him on convictions of Armed Criminal Action, Robbery 2nd Degree and Felon In Possession of a Firearm. The judge set those sentences to run concurrently to the Voluntary Manslaughter for a total of 22 years.
According to court records,
Kansas City police were called to the 600 block of Spruce, near
Independence Avenue on the morning of June 25, 2019, and found a victim
on the ground. She had been shot multiple times and shell casings were
found near the body. DNA linked the defendant to the crime scene. And a
check of license plates in the area the night of the homicide was
connected to the defendant, who was later arrested for a business
robbery. When confronted with the DNA evidence from Lindsey's shooting,
the defendant stated he shot the victim.
REGISTERED VOTERS WILL BE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE CAMPAIGNS. DONNA: POLICE ARE NOW RELEASING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A MURDER IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE BODY OF 32-YEAR-OLD BROOKLYN LINDSAY ON THE FRONT PORCH OF A HOME NEAR INDEPENDENCE AND SPRUCE. BROOKLYN'S DEATH HAS BEEN CALLED A HOMICIDE.
A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced a 43-year-old Kansas City man to 22 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Brooklyn Lindsey. Lindsey, a Black transgender woman, was found shot on June 25, 2019, on the front porch of a vacant house in the 600 block of Spruce in Kansas City's Northeast area, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
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