2 face federal indictment, alleging drug-related killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City, Missouri, men are accused in federal court of carrying out a killing as part of a drug-related plot.

A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned the indictment Tuesday against 25-year-old Marcell Shavers and 24-year-old James P. Roberts. They are charged with using a firearm to commit murder during a drug-trafficking offense. It’s punishable by up to life in prison.

The indictment alleges that Shavers and Roberts schemed to possess methamphetamine with plans to deal it on New Year’s Day 2014. Shavers, with Roberts’ help, allegedly fatally shot 40-year-old Jose Medellin that day during the drug-trafficking plot.


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