Kansas City Crime Scene: Execution Amid Outcry, School Shooter Trial & Hard Time

Right now we roundup a bevy of local crime reporting that mixes a bit of the political in with tragic stories from the recent past. 

As always, we search for law enforcement good news near the end of the compilation.

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Kansas City man sentenced for role in 2017 kidnapping, murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 27-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man is sentenced in federal court Monday for his role in a kidnapping conspiracy that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man. Marco A. Sosa-Perea was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Sosa-Perea pleaded guilty on Jan.

Officials recover body of man who drowned after falling through Shawnee Mission Lake ice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - First responders confirmed the body of a man who fell through the ice Monday morning at Shawnee Mission Lake has been recovered. Lenexa Police told KCTV5 that dive team members were working on the recovery of the body of a 21-year-old man.

Gov. Parson confirms Mo. will carry out death sentence of Leonard Taylor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Leonard Taylor murdered his girlfriend and her three children just before Thanksgiving in 2004. On February 6, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the death sentence of Leonard Taylor on Feb. 7, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Alleged Olathe East shooter appears in court, will go to trial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The student who allegedly opened fire in an Olathe East assistant principal's office last March has been bound over for trial. Jaylon Elmore, 19, appeared Monday in Johnson County District Court.

Platte City doctor found guilty of child sexual abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Platte City physician has been convicted by a jury of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Dr. Jonathan Philippe, 43, was found guilty on Friday. After a five-day trial, Philippe was found guilty of two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree, one count of attempted enticement of a child, and one count of child molestation in the third degree.

Missing 1-month-old baby boy located safe; investigation ongoing

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m. | Police say the missing baby boy has been located and is safe. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. EARLIER | Police in Kansas City, Missouri, hope someone knows the whereabouts of a missing 1-month-old baby boy.

'My heart is broken.' Family mourns 20-year-old fatally shot at sideshow in Kansas City

Thomas Lewis died doing what he loved, even though it came with its share of risk. A native of Johnson County, where his family lived in both Gardner and Lenexa, Lewis attended sideshows in Kansas City because he loved "fast cars and burning rubber," his mother Wiesje Sammis said.

Lifelong Aspirations Fuel New Major At North Patrol Division

Almost three decades later, Asper is now the Major at North Patrol Division, achieving one of his goals. He landed there after performing numerous assignments - ranging from community officer to policy development - at a high level. One of his proudest accomplishments is helping to build the Law Enforcement Resource Center (LERC) as a sergeant.

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