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Posted on: April 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Jackson County jury convicts Brandon Howell on all counts in SKC killings

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2019

A Jackson County jury today convicted Brandon Howell of multiple felony counts, incluidng five Murder 1st degree charges, in connection with the fatal shooting of five persons in their south Kansas City neighborhood in 2014, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge will sentence Howell at a future date yet to be set.

According to court documents, Howell tried to steal a vintage Jaguar from the residence of Ann and George Taylor, severely beating the elderly county. They died later at the hospital. Howell allegedly shot and killed the Taylor's neighbors -- Lorene Hurst and her son, Darrel Hurst, and Susan Choucroun -- as Howell drove off in one of the Taylor's vehicles, a Toyota SUV. He was later arrested near Interstate 29 and  Barry Road in the Northland.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jamie Hunt, Michael Hunt 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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