Kansas City man convicted of stabbing grandmother to death
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Missouri judge has found 19-year-old Kansas City man guilty of stabbing his grandmother to death a day after she celebrated her 70th birthday. Corey Barrett was convicted Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and two counts of armed criminal action. Prosecutors say he killed Marise Barrett in March 2013. A deputy Jackson County medical examiner testified during the bench trial that the victim was stabbed 32 times. The Kansas City Star reports Barrett initially was charged as a juvenile because he was 16 at the time, but he was later certified to stand trial as an adult. A 20-year-old co-defendant has pleaded guilty and is being sentenced Friday.