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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Jury convicts Jimmie Verge in Dec. 2015 double homicide

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury this evening found Jimmie Verge guilty of multiple felony counts in connection with a Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Verge, dob: 9/30/1994, was one of two Kansas City men charged in connection with the fatal shootings of Fanandous Groves and Gerrod Woods on Dec. 14, 2015.

The jury on Monday found  Verge guilty of eight felony counts: two counts of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Robbery in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 1st degree and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.

Sentencing by the jury and the judge will be set for a future date.

The other defendant in the case still faces prosecution.

According to court records, police were dispatched on Dec 14, 2015 to the area of 73rd and Wabash, where they found one of the victims deceased in the street. Two other shooting victims went to the hospital, where one of them, Groves, died. Witnesses told police Verge was standing outside a vehicle as shots were fired. Others shots were fired inside the vehicle. Besides the two fatal shootings, a man was shot in the face. Police found multiple shell casings at the scene.

Assistant Jackson County Prosecutors Jordan Bergus and Chris Accurso 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

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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