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Plea entered in KC killing at motel

Updated: 2013-08-02T21:14:55Z

A Kansas City man was found guilty Friday of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2012 death of man at a motel.

As part of the “Alford” plea in Jackson County Circuit Court, Damion Boswell did not admit guilt but conceded that it was in his best interest to not go to trial on the original charge of second-degree murder.

Boswell, 32, was charged in connection with the shooting death of Calvin Buckner at a motel in the 6100 block of East 87th Steet. His brother, Rick Boswell, previously pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted robbery in connection with the incident, according to court records.

Friday’s plea agreement calls for a sentence of 10 years in prison for Damion Boswell, according to Jackson County prosecutors.

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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