Kansas City man sentenced to life for grandmother's death

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 30 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:20:00 PM CDT June 30, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge has sentenced a 19-year-old Kansas City man to life in prison for stabbing his grandmother to death a day after she celebrated her 70th birthday.

Corey Barrett was convicted in May 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 prosecutor's office said Tuesday that Barrett was sentenced to life for second-degree murder and he also got another life sentence for armed criminal action.

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