Kansas City Killer Gets Probation But Must Move
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City man was placed on probation for shooting another man to death but was ordered to move out of the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.
Forty-two-year-old Michael J. Thompson was sentenced Monday for voluntary manslaughter in the June 2010 death of 20-year-old Darrell D. Dancy. He was given 60 days to move away.
Prosecutors say Dancy was shot after he threw a brick through a window of Thompson's home. The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting was the culmination of a feud between Thompson's family and Dancy and his friends.
Prosecutors sought a sentence of 10 years.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Sandra Midkiff said she ordered probation after considering the events before the shooting and that Thompson had no previous criminal convictions.