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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Two KC brothers sentenced in August 2017 murder of Michael Anthony High-Frump

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July 1, 2019

Two Kansas City brothers were sentenced today -- one to life in prison and the other to 20 years in prison -- for the August 2017 beating, stabbing and shooting of 26-year-old Michael Anthonly High Frump, whose body later was dumped by the road in Kessler Park in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Miguel Love, dob: 1/26/1991, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action. He was sentenced to life in prison. 

His brother, Antonio Love, dob: 11/23/1992, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

According to court documents, witnesses told police the brothers were retaliating against High-Frump for a February 2016 incident in which Antonio Love was ripped off for $500 worth of drugs and beaten. Witnesses told police that on Aug. 16 Miguel Love encountered High-Frump at an Independence home. Miguel Love had a gun, according to one witness, and kept High-Frump at the house while he called his brother Antonio and waited for him to arrive. Later, the brothers tied High-Frump up and beat him repeatedly, then stabbed him before they wrapped the victim in a blanket and loaded him into the trunk of a car. The victim was also shot. Police found the victim's body at Cliff Drive and Chestnut Trafficway in Kessler Park.

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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