Former FBI's Most Wanted Shauntay Henderson's three-year prison stay ended Thursday. The Kansas City Star reports that Henderson, once believed to be Kansas City's biggest girl gangster, was set free at 10 a.m.
Henderson was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal
action -- not second-degree murder, as prosecutors had charged here
with -- for fatally shooting DeAndre Parker in
a convenience-store parking lot in September 2006.
At her trial, Henderson gave this account of the incident with Parker (via Pitch reporter Nadia Pflaum's November 2008 report):
Henderson also denied at her trial being a gang member or ever crossing state lines during her six-month run from the law. She was captured on March 31, 2007 -- the same day that she was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.
In Henderson's version of events, she locked eyes with Parker, whom
she believed once tried to kill her by running her over. She said that
when she was in front of his truck, Parker revved the engine while
trying to switch the truck into gear, so she jumped onto the curb,
where she was stuck between the truck and the wall of the store. When
she saw Parker turn the wheel sharply in her direction, she testified,
she believed he was going to ram her, so she pulled a .45 from her
waistband and started shooting as she ran away from the truck, behind
it and back to the car driven by her friend.
sentence will kick in.