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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Dontae Jefferson sentenced to life without parole, plus life in prison

For Immediate Release

Oct. 4, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Dontae Jefferson to life in prison without parole for his 2014 shooting of a boy and the murder of the boy's father at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In addition, the judge also added a second life sentence to run consecutive to the life without parole. 

The judge sentenced Jefferson, to life without parole for Murder 1st Degree, a Life sentence for Armed Criminal Action to run concurrent to the first sentence, a Life sentence for the Unlawful Use of a Weapon conviction to run consecutive to the first sentence, and Life for the second Armed Criminal Action conviction to run concurrent to the first sentence and 7 years in prison for Endangering the Welfare of a Child to run concurrent to the first sentence. 

In August, the jury returned guilty verdicts for Jefferson, 30, on counts of Murder 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. 

Jefferson was accused of fatally shooting a man and wounding his then-10-year-old son in April 2014 as they sat in a vehicle at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland. 

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Theresa Crayon and Lauren Barrett 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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