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KC man pleads guilty in shooting death of 2-year-old daughter

Courtenay S. Block pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, felony child abuse and tampering with evidence in the shooting death of his 2-year-old daughter last year.
Courtenay S. Block pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, felony child abuse and tampering with evidence in the shooting death of his 2-year-old daughter last year.

A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death last year of his 2-year-old daughter.

Courtenay S. Block, 24, pleaded guilty Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court to the manslaughter charge as well as charges of endangering the welfare of a child, felony child abuse and tampering with evidence.

Block’s daughter, Shaquille Kornegay, died after being shot in the head April 21 at a home in the 2600 block of Lawn Avenue. Prosecutors said Shaquille was shot with a loaded gun Block kept in his house.

Block is scheduled to be sentenced March 24.

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