For Immediate Release
June 12, 2017
A Jackson County jury has recommended up to 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton, who was convicted Friday of the fatal shooting in the grocery store parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016 of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this morning.
The jury recommended sentences of Fazon K. Swinton, dob: 9/28/1997, 20 years, 4 years, 7 years and 1 year, respectively, for Swinton’s convictions of Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree, and Leaving the Scene of a Shooting.
A Jackson County judge will set the sentence on Aug. 4, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Swinton shot Jacob A. Brantner, dob: 1/12/1977, in a parking lot on E. 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell the defendant a handgun. They wrestled over the gun and the suspect grabbed it and ran away. Both the victim and the suspect then pulled guns and shot at each other. The victim was struck and died from the gunshot wounds.
Jackson County Prosecutors Nichole Erickson and Kate Brubacher prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.