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Kansas City man sentenced to 20 years in federal gun case

Updated: 2013-07-15T23:55:56Z

A federal judge sentenced a Kansas City man to 20 years in prison Monday for illegally possessing two firearms, one of which he used to threaten a 9-year-old boy.

A jury convicted Jason L. Robbins, 33, in November of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of possessing a stolen firearm.

Prosecutors alleged that Robbins broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in August 2009 and held a gun to her son’s head. He later shoved the gun into the woman’s mouth so hard it broke a tooth “down the middle,” she testified at trial.

Robbins dropped the 9mm pistol as he fled from police. Several months later he again ran from from police officers, who then recovered a second handgun.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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