August 1, 2013

Man convicted of Kansas City killing

Mohamed Hussein was shot to death in May 2011 near Independence and Brooklyn avenues. He and defendant Umar Muhammad had fought several days earlier.

A Kansas City man was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the May 2011 killing of another man on Independence Avenue.

A Jackson County Circuit Court jury also found 32-year-old Umar Muhammad guilty of assaulting another person in the same incident, as well as two counts of armed criminal action.

Muhammad shot and killed 25-year-old Mohamed Hussein on May 19, 2011, near Independence and Brooklyn avenues after the men had gotten into a fight several days earlier. Jurors recommended a 30-year sentence on the murder conviction. A judge will sentence him in October.

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