Life sentence issued in south KC killing

10/24/2013 5:43 PM

10/24/2013 5:43 PM

A Kansas City man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole for the 2009 killing of a man in south Kansas City.

A Jackson County judge also sentenced 23-year-old Derrick C. Bluett to a consecutive 20-year sentence for armed criminal action.

A jury in August found Bluett guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old Maurice West at 116th Street and Holiday Drive.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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