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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Guilty plea in murder of Shaundra Thomas

Freddie Price, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the June 4, 2014, murder of Shaunda Thomas, whose body was found in the outdoor playground outside a Kansas City apartment complex, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Price, dob: 8/23/1981, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd degree and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to Armed Criminal Action, Violation of an Order of Protection and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, all in connection with the June 4, 2014, gun slaying of Thomas.

Price was sentenced to three years on count 2; 1 year on count 3 and four years on count 4. All sentences will be run concurrently. The pleas were entered Thursday, a few days before trial was scheduled in the case.

Thomas’ body was found outside the Maple Hills Apartment Complex on the morning of June 4, 2014, according to court records. Numerous shell casings were found near the body. Thomas had filed a domestic violence report, listing the defendant, just days before her murder. A judge signed the order on May 23, 2014, and set a hearing date for June 4, the day her body was found by police.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Mary Beth Lundak prosecuted the case for the state of Missouri.

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