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Jackson County jury convicts KC man, 37, in March 2021 fatal shooting, burglary

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2023

.A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted a Kansas City man, 37, in the March 2021 fatal shooting of Michael Uttley, as well as a burglary in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon L. Pritchard, dob: 9/9/1985, was convicted of  Voluntary Manslaughter, Armed Criminal Action and Burglary. He will be sentenced at a April 27 sentencing hearing. Becuase the defendant is a persistent offender, the Voluntary Manslaughter and Burglary charges will be sentenced as A felonies.

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched March to the 400 block of White Avenue on a reported shooting. Officers found the victim in the front foyer, deceased. Officers found shell casings inside the residence. A witness said the defendant had been yelling outside the residence in a threatening manner. The defendant entered the house and shot the victim.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Dan Portnoy and Andrea Herron prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

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

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