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Posted on: January 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Jeffrey Moreland, already serving life without parole sentence, pleads to second murder

For Immediate Release

Jan. 24, 2020

Jeffrey Moreland, a former police officer in Grandview who already has been sentenced in Cass County to life without parole for a murder conviction, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts related to the  Oct. 29, 2010 murder of Nina Whitley, who was found deceased in her south Kansas City home, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Moreland was sentenced to 20 years for Murder 2nd Degree and 10 years on Armed Criminal Action.

Moreland is already serving a sentence of life without parole for his conviction in Cass County for the murder of Cara Jo Roberts, who was killed in her Harrisonville home in November 2008. DNA evidence connected Moreland to both murders.

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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