Man sentenced to 25 years in Kansas City shooting death

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 25 2015 Feb 25, 2015 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:22:14 PM CST February 25, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man has been ordered to spend 25 years in Missouri prison for a 2013 shooting death at his home.

The Kansas City Star reports a Jackson County judge sentenced 55-year-old Larry Clay to the quarter-century sentence on a second-degree murder count. Clay also was assessed a 10-year term for armed criminal action, with both sentences to run concurrently.

Clay was convicted in January and was allowed to be free on bond, angering prosecutors who considered him to be a flight risk and sought to keep him jailed pending sentencing.

Authorities say Clay killed 44-year-old Joel White in March 2013 during a dispute at Clay's home.

Clay insisted that he shot at White after White lunged at him, though a video of the confrontation contradicted that.

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