A sentencing hearing for a Kansas City man allegedly involved in the stabbing death of a 70-year-old woman was canceled Friday after prosecutors asked to have the defendant’s guilty plea set aside.
Kevin Brewer was to be sentenced for his role in the 2013 death of Marise Barrett.
According to court documents, Brewer originally faced a second-degree murder charge but pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary with a recommended 12-year prison term. As part of the plea agreement, Brewer was to give a full and accurate account of the incident to police and prosecutors. Prosecutors were to dismiss other charges.
But Brewer admitted last month under oath that he recently lied to police and prosecutors about his role in the crime, according to court records.
A hearing to consider setting aside the guilty plea has been scheduled for July 17.
Earlier this week, a Jackson County Circuit Court judge found Corey Barrett, 19, a grandson a Marise Barrett, guilty of second-degree murder and other charges in the same crime.