Kansas City Crime Scene: Consequences After Ex Shot Twice In Head

For Friday night denizens of the local news scene we share a quick glimpse at reports from local streets with just a bit of good news toward the end of the collection.

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Jackson County man found guilty, sentenced after shooting ex girlfriend in the head twice

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) UPDATE (11/5/2021) A Jackson County judge sentenced Louis Watts to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of shooting his ex-girlfriend. ORIGINAL STORY (9/18/2021) A jury found a Jackson County man guilty on several felony charges after he shot his ex girlfriend twice in the head.

Kansas City man convicted in April 2020 shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man was convicted by a Jackson County jury Friday in an April 2020 fatal shooting. Caylon D. Dudley, 26, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. Court records document that Kansas City police responded to the 9400 block of East 39th St.

Wrongly convicted inmates in Missouri usually earn nothing but freedom

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Kevin Strickland has spent more than 40 years in prison for a triple murder in Kansas City that he says he didn't commit. Strickland goes back to court Monday in the latest chapter to win his freedom. But even if the court rules in his favor-freedom is all he'll likely get.

After officer attacked, former Lansing prison employee says staffing makes facility unsafe

LANSING, Kan. - This week's attack on an officer at the Lansing Correctional Facility by an inmate has former employees talking about what they call an ongoing problem. One man desperate to prevent more violence said he witnessed staffing issues at the prison firsthand. "This place here is just not safe anymore," retired First Sgt.

Man who was focus of KCTV5 investigation convicted on criminal charges involving unauthorized autopsies

WABAUNSEE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Shawn Parcells has been convicted in Wabaunsee County, KS, of six criminal charges. A jury found him guilty of three counts of felony theft and three misdemeanor counts of criminal desecration. Parcells faced these charges for performing autopsies without the involvement of a pathologist.

KC Police Board submits budget that includes guaranteed raises for officers and employees

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After months of arguments between Kansas City's police department, the mayor, and members of the city council, about how to fund the police, the department may receive millions more in funding than originally requested.

KC nonprofit aims to combat violent crime with new community resource

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People in need of help and groups offering to provide help are being brought together through a new initiative by nonprofit KC Common Good. KC Common Good created what's been described as a one stop shop for people dealing with issues that range from mental health and addiction to housing and other needs.

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