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Posted on: December 16, 2017

Woman co-defendant in first homicide of 2016 sentenced to 30-plus years in prison

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Dec. 16, 2017

Destynie J. Wright, dob: 2/28/1997, has been sentenced to more than 30 years in a Missouri prison for her role in the New Year's Day 2016 fatal shooting of Sederick J. Jones and the wounding of another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County jury convicted Wright of Involuntary Manslaughter, the 2nd Degree Assault, two counts of Armed Criminal Action and Tampering with Evidence.

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Wright to four seven-year prison sentences and one 4-year sentence. The judge ordered all those sentences to run consecutively, meaning a cumulative sentence of 32 years in prison.

According to court records, Jones’ body was located in a parking lot in the 5200 block of E. 112th Terrace, as well as a woman suffering from gunshot wounds, about 2:49 a.m. on New Year’s Day 2016. Witnesses told police that following a New Year’s Eve party at the location, an event hall. Later, police located a vehicle with blood on the exterior. It was in possession of Wright.

A co-defendant in this homicide has yet to stand trial.

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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