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Mother of slain Lee’s Summit police officer forgives killer in 2017 Westport shooting

Mother of slain Lee’s Summit police officer forgives killer in 2017 Westport shooting By Glenn E. Rice And Tony Rizzo grice@kcstar.com trizzo@kcstar.com October 03, 2018 10:25 AM A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the 2017 fatal shooting of an off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer. Sean D. Steward, 23, pleaded guilty to a charge […]



‘Nothing good could have come from today’: Lee’s Summit teen sentenced for crash that killed 2 friends

Posted 4:32 pm, December 15, 2016, by Shannon O’Brien, Updated at 05:22PM, December 15, 2016 Facebook205TwitterPinterestRedditLinkedInEmailMore INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An 18 year-old Lee’s Summit man will spend time in jail for a February crash that killed two of his best friends. The victims’ families had stated their wishes that Collin Carter serve no jail time […]



Lee’s Summit teen pleads guilty in vehicle crash that killed two friends

By Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com, October 14, 2016 A Lee’s Summit teenager has admitted to driving nearly twice the speed limit while trying to pass in a no-passing zone that caused a wreck that killed two friends. Collin J. Carter, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree […]



Judge says boy did not aim at police. “We’re very pleased,” said Attorney John Picerno

  Judge says boy did not aim at police CHRISTINE VENDEL The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: METRO DATE: March 8, 2002 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B4 A juvenile court judge has ruled that a 15-year-old boy wounded by police in December did flee from the officer but did not point a […]



Boyfriend of mother sentenced to 30 years as part of plea bargain.

Man confesses to killing girl, 4 Boyfriend of mother sentenced to 30 years as part of plea bargain. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: JOHNSON COUNTY/METRO DATE: April 21, 1995 EDITION: JOHNSON COUNTY Page: C3 Four-year-old Briiana Buersmeyer’s mother said the girl would cry when she went to work and left her […]



Misconduct by Prosecutor in River Market corpse case

Misconduct cited in River Market corpse case MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: BREAKING DATE: February 11, 2009 EDITION: 1 Citing misconduct by a prosecutor, a Jackson County judge threw out guilty pleas Tuesday of a man convicted in 2005 of abandoning a woman’s body in his Jeep […]



Tossing guilty pleas in corpse case, judge cites prosecutorial misconduct.

Tossing guilty pleas in corpse case, judge cites prosecutorial misconduct MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: FRONT DATE: February 12, 2009 EDITION: 1 Page: A1 A Jackson County judge cited prosecutorial misconduct Tuesday when she threw out the guilty pleas of a man convicted in 2005 of abandoning […]



Drunken Driver: 120 Days in Jail followed by probation in wreck that killed Belton man

Drunken driver sentenced in accident that killed Belton man BRIAN BURNES and CRYSTAL THOMAS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: crime DATE: July 11, 2014 For members of the Leroy “Buddy” Bronson family, it was one more incomprehensible tragedy. On Friday, they watched and lamented the sentencing of the man […]



KC Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Wreck in Which Motorcyclist Died.

Kansas City man pleads guilty to manslaughter in wreck in which motorcyclist died BRIAN BURNES, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: May 1, 2014 A Kansas City man accused of causing a fatal wreck involving a motorcyclist pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of […]



No charges will be filed against former Kansas City councilman Michael Brooks

No charges will be filed against former Kansas City councilman Michael Brooks LYNN HORSLEY and GLENN E. RICE, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: government_politics DATE: February 19, 2015 Former Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks will face no criminal charge concerning an accusation that he had assaulted his council aide, […]