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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Grandview man sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2016

A Grandview man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for manslaughter and child endangerment after his 14-month-old daughter and a woman died in a house fire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The sentencing came Wednesday after a Jackson County jury in May convicted Stephen D. Elijah, 35, of two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The Sept. 29, 2014 house fire killed 14-month-old Se’Asia Elijah and Anika M. Hobley, 37, of Kansas City.

Jackson County prosecutors Traci Stansell and Ryan Horsman prosecuted the case for the state of Missouri.

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