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Not Guilty Verdicts

KC Man Acquitted in 2015 Shooting Death of a Grandmother

By Glenn E. Rice grice@kcstar.com-A Jackson County jury on Friday acquitted a 34-year-old man accused in the 2015 shooting death of a grandmother of seven that took place outside a residence in east Kansas City. Antwan L. Fayne of Kansas City was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Jossette Beeks, 46, who was […]



Jeffrey Sauerbry found Not Guilty in death of door-to-door survey worker Summer Shipp

Jeffrey Sauerbry is found not guilty in death of door-to-door survey worker Summer Shipp Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: crime DATE: April 21, 2016 An Independence jury returned a not guilty verdict Thursday in the case of a man accused of murdering a door-to-door market researcher […]



Murder trial finally is set to begin in death of door-to-door research worker Summer Shipp

  Murder trial finally is set to begin in death of door-to-door research worker Summer Shipp Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: crime DATE: April 16, 2016 Eleven years have passed since Summer Shipp, a petite Kansas City mother and former owner of a Westport movie house, […]



Man accused in 1993 Murder Acquitted, Co-defendant’s testimony not adequate

Man accused in 1993 murder acquitted Co-defendant’s testimony not adequate, defense argued. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: METROPOLITAN DATE: June 27, 1996 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: C2 A Jackson County jury acquitted a man Wednesday of murdering a Kansas City man three years ago. Jurors found Michael L. Rolf, 25, not guilty […]



Youngest Jackson County defendant to stand trial as an adult Acquitted Murder charge

Jurors acquit boy of murder David Collins was 14 at time of shooting. He was tried as an adult. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: METROPOLITAN DATE: July 19, 1996 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: C3 The youngest Jackson County defendant to stand trial as an adult was acquitted Thursday of murder charges. David […]



A strange and tragic cover-up



Judge says boy did not aim at police