Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder

4 years 1 month 2 days ago Friday, March 21 2014 Mar 21, 2014 Friday, March 21, 2014 3:49:00 AM CDT March 21, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 killing of a 67-year-old woman.

Twenty-three-year-old Rashod James pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder and armed criminal action. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said James was sentenced Thursday to 30 years on the murder count and 10 years for armed criminal action, with the terms to run concurrently.

The body of Fannie Young was found in her home more than a week after her death. The medical examiner said she died of blunt force injuries to the head and stab wounds.

Thursday's sentence was ordered to run consecutively to a 10-year federal prison term James is serving for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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