Kansas City killer gets probation but must move
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was placed on probation for shooting another man to death but was ordered to move out of the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.
Forty-two-year-old Michael J. Thompson was sentenced Monday for voluntary manslaughter in the June 2010 death of 20-year-old Darrell D. Dancy. He was given 60 days to move away.
Prosecutors say Dancy was shot after he threw a brick through a window of Thompson’s home. The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting was the culmination of a feud between Thompson’s family and Dancy and his friends.
Prosecutors sought a sentence of 10 years.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Sandra Midkiff said she ordered probation after considering the events before the shooting and that Thompson had no previous criminal convictions.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com