Jury convicts man of murder in Raytown shooting death

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his longtime ex-lover’s new boyfriend.

Forty-three-year-old Falonzo Davis on Wednesday also was convicted of armed criminal action in the Feb. 20, 2014, death of Steven Jones outside a Raytown education facility. According to Davis’ defense attorney, the woman had called things off Davis three days before the shooting.

The Kansas City Star reports the incident prompted the evacuation of about 175 students from the Raytown Schools Education and Conference Center.

The jury recommended a sentence of life imprisonment for Davis on the murder conviction. It also recommended a 30-year prison sentence for the armed criminal action conviction.

A judge will issue a sentence for Davis at a later date.


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