2 more defendants sentenced in murder case

3 years 8 months 2 days ago Wednesday, June 22 2016 Jun 22, 2016 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:01:02 PM CDT June 22, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two more men have been convicted in a 2014 home invasion killing in southwest Missouri.

Twenty-four-year-old Robert Jackson, of Webb City, and 21-year-old Richard Knee Jr., of Joplin, were sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and burglary. The Joplin Globe reports that before reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, they had been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 35-year-old Rodney Frederick.

Prosecutors say Jackson's uncle, 33-year-old Carl Jackson, of Webb City, shot and killed Frederick with an assault rifle when the defendants burst into Frederick's home near Jane, expecting to find a large cache of marijuana. Carl Jackson was convicted last month of first-degree murder and other charges in the killing. Two others were tied up before Frederick was shot.

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