More than 50 police employees looked on Tuesday afternoon as a Kansas City man accused of killing a crime scene investigator pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms.
Both the prosecutor and the defense lawyer for Larneal D. Davis agreed that he should serve the maximum 10 years in prison for possessing two handguns. He could not legally possess handguns because of a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking.
Davis, 29, is scheduled for trial in Jackson County Circuit Court in September on involuntary manslaughter and weapons charges in the death of Kansas City police crime scene investigator Michael Chou.
Chou, 29, died July 6, 2013, after a suspected drunken driver plowed into Chou’s car as he pulled out of the crime lab parking lot at 66th Street and Troost Avenue.
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Searching Davis’ car after the collision, officers found two semiautomatic pistols, a .40 caliber Taurus and a .380 Ruger.