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Profiled by The Pitch in November 2010, Lee admitted: "I'm not trying to tell you I have a halo and angel wings. I might have half a wing. I'm not disputing that I'm a street dude, but I'm not this monster they try to say I am. Does it make me a bad guy because I'm from where I'm from?"
In June, Lee was sentenced to 120 days of "shock time" for resisting arrest and leading police on a 10-minute chase in a Prius.
KILLA CITY CASES RESOLVED
Joseph Hendrix paid his older brother, Matthew Hendrix, an extra $20 from money stolen during the murder of Kansas City businessman Michael Tutera. Joseph Hendrix, 17, pleaded guilty in January to his role in the killing. He was sentenced to 14 years for second-degree murder, three years for armed criminal action and 12 years for burglary. The trigger man, Matthew Hendrix, received a 25-year sentence. His total take from the murder: $60.
Andrew Eli and Justin Budreau
Eria Doss asked a Kansas City police detective, who was questioning him about the homicides of Andrew Eli and Justin Budreau, "How long am I gonna be down here?" The answer: life times two.
Doss, 19, was sentenced in May to two consecutive life sentences for the April 2009 execution-style slayings in an apartment near 59th Street and Tracy. In February, a Jackson County jury convicted Doss of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action.
Doss told investigators that he, Larry Marshall and Michael Gunn went to Eli's apartment because the "white boys" had good weed and wouldn't be armed. In a videotaped interview, Doss told a homicide detective that Gunn "wasn't supposed to kill 'em." Doss said Gunn ordered the men to lie facedown on the floor while Doss searched a bedroom for marijuana. He found a small sack and was on his way out of the bedroom when the sound of two gunshots made his ears ring. In December 2010, a jury convicted Gunn of two counts of second-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action and two counts of first-degree robbery. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Marshall pleaded guilty in December 2010 to two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action. He received a 16-year sentence.
In September, a jury found Stanford Griswold not guilty of involuntary manslaughter for throwing the punch October 10, 2010, that killed Brian Euston in Westport. A drunk Euston — his blood-alcohol level was .387 — had tried to talk to Griswold and Griswold's girlfriend outside America's Pub around closing time. Griswold and his girlfriend told Euston multiple times to leave. Euston wouldn't go away. Griswold's girlfriend testified that she felt threatened by Euston, who asked Griswold, "Why do you want me to leave? Is it because I'm white?" Griswold punched Euston in the mouth, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement. Euston died October 12.
Former pastor David Love pleaded guilty in November to second-degree murder charges in the death of one of his parishioners, Randy Stone, and was sentenced to life in prison. Love won't be eligible for parole for more than 25 years. Stone, 42, was found shot to death in March 2010 inside his Farmers Insurance office. Stone's family members believed that his wife, Teresa, was having an affair with Love, who was the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, where the Stones were members. Love had delivered the eulogy at Stone's funeral. A grand jury indicted Teresa Stone, 39, earlier this year on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, alleging that she had conspired with Love to kill her husband.