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Man once mistakenly freed from jail pleads guilty in 2014 killing in Raytown

Malcolm D. Johnson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of a Kansas City man in Raytown.
Malcolm D. Johnson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of a Kansas City man in Raytown.

A 27-year-old man once mistakenly freed from jail has pleaded guilty in the 2014 shooting death of a Kansas City man in Raytown, according to court records.

Malcolm D. Johnson pleaded guilty Monday to charges of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of Monteario Hogan on Oct. 24, 2014, behind the Family Dollar store at 5242 Blue Ridge Blvd. Hogan was shot once in the head.

Johnson had originally been charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in Jackson County Circuit Court.

While awaiting trial, Johnson had been mistakenly released from the Jackson County jail last February and remained free until Independence police arrested him in August.

Police allegedly found Johnson with a stolen rifle, and Jackson County prosecutors charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Johnson is scheduled to appear in court in that case, and for sentencing in the Hogan killing, Sept. 7.

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