St. Joseph Man draws Life Sentence for Murder

5 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 15 2013 Jan 15, 2013 Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:53:00 AM CST January 15, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Joseph man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms for the death of a northwest Missouri general contractor.

Andrew County Circuit Judge Weldon Judah on Monday gave 42-year-old Vance Gossett the sentence recommended earlier by prosecutors.
Gossett had pleaded guilty to robbery and second-degree murder for the killing of Kenneth Wilson Junior. The 41-year-old victim was found dead in the driveway of his rural Savannah home last April 5.

Wilson owned a general contracting business in St. Joseph, where Gossett lived.
Gossett told the court in November that he hit Wilson twice in the head with a crowbar, then set his body on fire. He also admitted taking Wilson's cellphone and ATM card.

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