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Jackson County judge sentences KC man to 46 years in prison for murder, kidnapping

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July 6, 2023

A 33-year-old Kansas City man was sentenced Wednesday to 46 years in prison for the kidnapping and murder in May 2021 of Gilberto Gutierrez, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge sentenced Ahmad R. Herring, dob: 4/24/1990, to life in prison or 30 years in prison for a Murder 2nd Degree conviction and 16 additional years in prison for convictions of Kidnapping 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action where Prosecutors had requested more than 60 years after a Jackson County jury convicted the defendant.

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched on May 11, 2021, on a reported missing person and the victim's family told them they had not heard from their father. But bloody clothing of the victim had been found. On May 17, 2021, a dead male body was found; it was wrapped in a tarp and found near 56th and Elmwood. The victim was identified. He died from several stab wounds. During a search of a vehicle associated with the defendant, police detectives found receipts for drop cloths and bleach. Several cellphones also were recovered. Tests for DNA showed the defendant's DNA on a zip tie recovered near the victim. The victim died from several stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Caitlin Brock, Jennifer Tatum 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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