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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts Larneal Davis in death of crime lab tech

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2016

A Jackson County jury today convicted Larneal D. Davis of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the 2013 traffic accident that killed Kansas City crime lab tech Michael Chou, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

The jury convicted Davis, dob: 7/05/1985, of Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, and Driving While Revoked.

Davis will be sentenced on Sept. 16, 2016.

Davis was was charged in connection with a vehicular accident near 66th and Troost Avenue in the early morning of July 6, 2013. killing a Kansas City Police Department crime scene investigator. According to court records, Davis' vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Troost Avenue near 75th Street. When an officer began to pursue he came onto a vehicular accident near 65th Street and saw the driver attempting to flee the scene. Soon apprehended, the driver had a strong odor of alcohol, according to court records, and told police he had been celebrating his birthday.

In 2015, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tammy Dickinson, announced that Davis was sentenced in federal four for illegally possessing firearms following the collision. Davis was sentenced by a federal judge to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Under federal law it is illegal for someone convicted of a felony to possess a firearm or ammunition. Davis had prior felony convictions for drug possession and carrying a firearm in connection with a drug offense.

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.

Larneal Davis Probable Cause Statement
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