Man sentenced for road rage killing of Missouri mother
INDEPENDENCE - A 41-year-old Independence man who fatally shot a young mother during a 2016 road rage confrontation has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Christopher Taylor was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for the death of 22-year-old Whitney Gray of Independence. Taylor was found guilty in June of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.
The Kansas City Star reports Gray was driving with her two young children and a 16-year-old passenger when an SUV almost hit her van while passing.
Witnesses told police someone in the van appeared to throw a drink or some type of liquid at the SUV. Witnesses heard a gunshot and the SUV drove away.
Gray was fatally shot in the upper chest. The children were not injured.