Teen Sentenced in Killing of KC Real Estate Agent

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago October 05, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 Friday, October 05 2012 Friday, October 05, 2012 9:34:43 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - A Kansas City teenager has been sentenced for killing a real estate agent after the two met through an ad on Craigslist.

The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Friday the sentence for 19-year-old Ali Cubba includes 15 years for second-degree murder and 10 years for armed criminal action. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Cubba pleaded guilty earlier to killing 48-year-old Yuri Ives in March 2011 at the older man's renovated historic mansion in the city's Northeast neighborhood.

The two met through a personal ad Ives placed on Craigslist and exchanged emails arranging to meet. Authorities said Cubba went to the home intending to rob Ives, who was shot and stabbed in a struggle.

A co-defendant who drove Cubba to Ives' home is awaiting sentencing.

 

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