For Immediate Release
Feb. 14, 2017
Leandre Smith, a co-defendant in the Oct. 2014 murder of 11-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to serve 23 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Smith pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. He was sentenced to 23 years on Murder 2nd, 15 on the Unlawful Use of Weapon and 10 years on each ACA. The judge set those sentences to run concurrently. The defendant will be required to serve at least 85 percent of that time in prison.
Smith's co-defendant has yet to go to trial. Currently it's scheduled for March 2017.
For more information, contact:
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.