A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a Kansas City man to 20 years in prison for the November 2011 murder of a barber in his Troost Avenue shop.
Georgio M. White, 22, pleaded guilty just before trial in November to charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.
On Nov. 16, 2011, officers found the body of Joseph Jackson, 53, inside Barbershop 67 at 3402 Troost Ave. Witnesses told police that two men had run from the shop through a grocery parking lot.
Police followed a blood trail into an apartment building, an elevator and onto the third floor leading to an apartment. Managers identified the suspects as White and David O. Waters.
White, who suffered a gunshot wound, told police that he was in the shop to get a haircut and was wounded when two other men entered the shop to rob Jackson.
Waters, who also was charged, purportedly described how White planned the robbery and said White wounded himself when Jackson resisted.
Waters is scheduled to appear at a plea hearing Jan. 18, according to Jackson County court records.
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