A 27-year-old man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for the 2016 killing of a man in a parking lot outside the Ford Claycomo assembly plant.
Deonte Buffington-Hardy was sentenced in Clay County Circuit Court, where he was found guilty in July of first-degree murder in the death of Brandon G. Nunnally.
Clay County prosecutors said Nunnally, 26, and Buffington-Hardy were friends.
Nunnally, who worked at the Ford plant, was shot multiple times in an employee parking lot.
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Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel White said the killing appeared to have “zero motive.”
“Nunnally and Buffington-Hardy seemed to be friends right up until the gunfire started,” White said in a written statement.
In addition to murder, Buffington-Hardy was convicted of armed criminal action and sexual misconduct.
After he was identified as a suspect, Buffington-Hardy exposed himself to detectives who were questioning him.