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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Jackson County judge sentences KC man to 20 years in fatal stabbing

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2022

A Jackson County judge sentences Trever A. Young to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing in November 2020 of Daniel Atkinson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trever A. Young, dob: 7/2/1992, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree. A Jackson County judge on Monday sentenced Young to 20 years in prison. 

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched on Nov. 5, 2020 to the 3700 block of Gardner Avenue on a reported cutting. Officers found a victim, later identified as Daniel Atkison, dob: 7/14/1985. He was suffering from apparent trauma. He later died at a hospital of his injuries. A witness provided suspect description and name and his direction on foot. Officers took the suspect into custody soon after. He had apparent blood on his clothing an a knife that appeared to be bloody. Witnesses described for police how the suspect punched or stabbed the victim in the stomach.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

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

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