A Kansas City man was found guilty of manslaughter Tuesday in a June 2015 wreck that killed a man on Bellefontaine Avenue.
A Jackson County jury found Cedric L. Boyles, 29, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the crash on June 4, 2015, at 35th Street and Bellefontaine.
According to court records, Boyles was speeding on Bellefontaine and ran a stop sign, broadsiding a car driven by 47-year-old Jeffrey Shadlow. Shadlow died after the wreck.
Shadlow had been driving to his mother’s house for lunch when he was killed, family members said. He had worked at Truman Medical Center for 18 years.
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Shadlow’s mother, Freda Shadlow, watched the trial and said she blamed Boyles for her son’s death. “It was most definitely his fault,” she said. “Because he wasn’t supposed to be driving, and he used that car as a lethal weapon.”
Boyles had a revoked driver’s license, and a blood test hours after the wreck showed elevated levels of alcohol in his system. Two children in the back seat of Boyles’ car were taken to a hospital.
Boyles also was convicted on two counts of child endangerment. The jury recommended a sentence of one year in prison for each of those counts, as well as 13 years for the manslaughter charge.
A judge will sentence Boyles on Feb. 3.