The 18-year-old University of Missouri-Kansas City student who was paid an extra $20 for killing
Kansas City businessman Michael Tutera in May 2010 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, the Star reported.
Matthew Hendrix received the same sentence as his 17-year-old brother, Joseph Hendrix, Thursday for second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action. All of this for a lousy $60.
Tutera was killed in a
robbery turned homicide at his home on
Drive on May 27, 2010. "Well, you
killed him; you get the extra $20," Joseph Hendrix was quoted as
telling Matthew as they divided up the cash that
witness told police that he overheard the Hendrix brothers
plotting the robbery and was with them
when they met five men with guns at Loose Park, just prior to going to
Tutera's home south of the Plaza. Tutera
The witness allegedly waited in
the getaway car
with the younger
Hendrix (who had given his brother the keypad combination to open
garage door) while Matthew Hendrix and two black men went to rob Tutera.
But when they heard gunshots, Joseph Hendrix ran to check on his
Hendrix didn't come back after five minutes, the witness went to check
him. He saw Tutera lying in the
garage and claimed that Joseph Hendrix was searching the home for stuff
ended up with Tutera's wallet and divided the money
(giving everyone in the car a $40 cut, except for his brother, who got
the extra $20).
On the morning of the murder, police canvassed the area near
the Hendrix brothers'
home and found Tutera's wallet in a nearby Dumpster.
interview with police, Joseph Hendrix admitted everything but stealing
Joseph Hendrix pleaded