KC Man Gets Life in Mistaken ID Killing

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, July 24 2011 Jul 24, 2011 Sunday, July 24, 2011 6:23:32 PM CDT July 24, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man convicted in the mistaken identification killing of a police records clerk has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 60 years. The Kansas City Star reported that the sentence was the maximum possible for Anthony J. Standifer.

Prosecutors said Standifer and three others broke into 69-year-old Beverly Crowl's home in March 2010 and shot her as she talked on the telephone. Standifer told detectives he shot Crowl because she had seen their faces.

Prosecutors say the men meant to go to a different house that they believed had drugs and cash.

Crowl worked for 32 years at the Independence Police Department. Her identical twin, Barbara Draper, said at Friday's sentencing hearing in Jackson County Circuit Court that she lost half of herself when Crowl died.

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