Man draws life sentence for triple homicide
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man has been sentenced to life without parole for the fatal shootings of three people, including his estranged girlfriend.
Forty-nine-year-old Derek Hubbard was convicted in July of one count of first degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder for the November 2011 killings. He was sentenced Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
The victims were Hubbard's estranged girlfriend, Stephanie Brown; her cousin, Anthony Carlos Richardson; and Richardson's wife, Mary Richardson. Witnesses said Hubbard opened fire in an east Kansas City home when Brown refused to leave with him.
Hubbard was barred from the courtroom during his trial after attacking his public defender and yelling that he was the victim of a conspiracy. He watched the trial on a live television feed.