Many Probations

August 3, 2014 1:00 PM

Killer deals: Jackson leads all counties in probation for 2nd-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter

Jackson County gave twice as many probation sentences for voluntary manslaughter as all of Missouri’s other circuit courts combined, The Kansas City Star learned by analyzing state data from 2009 through 2013. The county is also generous in giving probation to those convicted of second-degree murder.

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