Teen Sentenced in Killing of KC Real Estate Agent
KANSAS CITY - A Kansas City teenager has been sentenced for killing a real estate agent after the two met through an ad on Craigslist.
The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Friday the sentence for 19-year-old Ali Cubba includes 15 years for second-degree murder and 10 years for armed criminal action. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Cubba pleaded guilty earlier to killing 48-year-old Yuri Ives in March 2011 at the older man's renovated historic mansion in the city's Northeast neighborhood.
The two met through a personal ad Ives placed on Craigslist and exchanged emails arranging to meet. Authorities said Cubba went to the home intending to rob Ives, who was shot and stabbed in a struggle.
A co-defendant who drove Cubba to Ives' home is awaiting sentencing.