For Immediate Release
March 10, 2022
A Jackson County judge Thursday sentenced a Kansas City man convicted of domestic assault and other felonies to 15 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
In November, a Jackson County jury found Michael D. King, dob: 03/15/1965, guilty of seven criminal charges, four of them felonies: Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree, Tamper or Attempt to Tamper with a Victim in a Felony Case, Domestic Assault 4th Degree, Harassment 1st Degree, and three Violations of Order of Protection.
On Thrusday, the judge sentenced King to 7 years in prison for the Conspiarcy to Commit Assault 1st Degree conviction and the Tampering with a Victim in a Felony Case conviction. Those 7-year sentences were set to run concurrently to each other but consecutively to a sentence of 4 years on the conviction of Domestic Assault 4th Degree and 4 years for Harassment 1st Degree. The two 4-year sentences were set to run consecutive to each other and to the 7-year sentence for a total sentence of 15 years in prison.
According to court records, the defendant assaulted his wife in March 2019 by grabbing her by the neck. She filed a police report and sought an order of protection the next month. He immediately violated that order. Police were dispatched repeatedly to the residence. He also sent threatening electronic messages, saying he was going to kill her and her family. At trial, testimony and evidence showed that after the defendant was arrested and in the Jackson County Detention Center, he enlisted another inmate, about to get out of custody, to kill his wife. He gave the inmate information regarding her residence and schedule and the car she drove and directions about how to kill her.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Audrey McCormick and Beth Youngworth prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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