A Kansas City man convicted of murder in the shooting death of a man during a botched gun transaction was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Fazon Swinton, 19, was sentenced Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court. He was convicted in June of second-degree murder, attempted robbery, armed criminal action and leaving the scene of a shooting in the death of Jacob A. Brantner.
Swinton was sentenced to 20 years for second-degree murder and four years for armed criminal action. The sentences will run consecutively, prosecutors said.
Swinton was also sentenced to seven years for the second-degree robbery conviction and one year for leaving the scene of a shooting. Those sentences will his run concurrently to the first two, prosecutors said.
A Jackson County jury recommended a prison sentence of 32 years for Swinton after his conviction.
Brantner, 39, was fatally shot on April 3, 2016, in the 8700 block of East 63rd Street. Swinton made arrangements to purchase a handgun from Brantner, then tried to steal it instead, prosecutors allege.
Investigators connected Swinton to the shooting through a cellphone and text messages exchanged before the incident.