A Kansas City man who used his monthly $6,000 trust fund allowance to fuel years of heroin abuse lost the appeal of his federal drug conviction Friday.
Matthew Davis, now 50, is serving a 30-year federal prison sentence after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine.
Davis received notoriety in 2004 for abandoning the body of a young woman who died of an overdose after she injected heroin with him.
He left Amber McGathey’s body in the back of a Jeep parked in the River Market area of Kansas City.
Davis also made headlines in 2011 when he nearly ran over a police officer as he fled from an Olathe restaurant after stealing a bucket of beer.
In 2014, a federal jury convicted him in the drug distribution conspiracy. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentence Friday.