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Teen sentenced to life in prison in death of 12-year-old boy

Jun. 18, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy during a botched gun deal. WDAF-TV reports that a jury convicted 18-year-old Jaylen LaRon Johnson of Kansas City, Kansas, of first-degree murder last month....

Ex-Kansas officer found not guilty in 2017 fatal shooting

Jun. 09, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A second jury has found a former Kansas police officer not guilty in the 2017 shooting death of a man inside his vehicle while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at a home. Matthew Harrington was acquitted Wednesday of involuntary manslaughter in...