For Immediate Release
Nov. 30, 2022
A Jackson County jury on Tuesday convicted a Kansas City man of domestic assault, harassment, conspiracy to commit assault, and violations of protection orders regarding a family member over several weeks in 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury found Michael D. King, dob: 03/15/1965, guilty of seven criminal charges, four of them felonies: Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree, Tamper or Attempt to Tamper with a Victim in a Felony Case, Domestic Assault 4th Degree, Harassment 1st Degree, and three Violations of Order of Protection.*
According to court records, the defendant assaulted his wife in March 2019 by grabbing her by the neck. She filed a police report and sought an order of protection the next month. He immediately violated that order. Police were dispatched repeatedly to the residence. He also sent threatening electronic messages, saying he was going to kill her and her family. At trial, testimony and evidence showed that after the defendant was arrested and in the Jackson County Detention Center, he enlisted another inmate, about to get out of custody, to kill his wife. He gave the inmate information regarding her residence and schedule and the car she drove and directions about how to kill her.
King will be sentence Jan. 19, 2023.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Audrey McCormick and Beth Youngworth prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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