A jury found a Kansas City man guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of a man he accused of sleeping with his wife.
That means Christopher S. Deboe, 37, will get life in prison for killing Sherill Collins, 45, on Sept. 5, 2014, at a home in the 7400 block of East 118th Terrace in Kansas City.
According to court records, police responding to a shooting call encountered Deboe on the front porch. He told the officers the victim was inside. Officers found Collins on a couch, dead from several gunshot wounds. Deboe told officers that he had taken a gun away from Collins and shot him.
Deboe also said that when he got out of prison, he heard the victim was sleeping with his wife.
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After the shooting, Deboe dialed 911 and reported, “Somebody just got shot,” according to court records.
After the call taker asked a follow-up question, Deboe said, “Yeah, this guy just came in whatever, he had a gun whatever, we started fighting.”
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