For Immediate Release
Sept. 9, 2016
A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Divonte L. Lewis, 25, to 23 years in prison for the 2015 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man at a Kansas City's Coco Key Water Resort, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Lewis was sentenced to 23 years on his Murder 2nd Degree conviction and 10 years on his Armed Criminal Action conviction. The judge set those sentences to run concurrently.
A Jackson County jury in June found Lewis guilty on those counts.
In May 2015, Lewis fatally shot Ryshun Bell, 19, at the CoCo Key Water Resort, near Interstate 70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff.
Jackson County Prosecutors Rick Knight and Chris Accurso prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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