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Posted on: July 7, 2017

KC brother and sister sentenced to life in prison in 2013 murder

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2017

A Jackson County judge late Friday sentenced Monique Ransom and her brother, Omar T. Muhammad, to life in prison for the Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jackson County juries earlier convicted Ransom of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action. On Friday, the judge sentenced each defendant -- Ransom and Muhammad _ to life in prison for the murder conviction and 15 years on the Armed Criminal Action conviction. In addition, Muhammad was sentenced to 7 years for a Receiving Stolen Property conviction. All sentences will run concurrently.

According to the probable cause, Ransom went to Harrell’s home with her brother and her boyfriend. While the boyfriend was outside the home, Ransom and her brother reportedly got into an argument with Harrell during an attempted robbery and they shot him multiple times, killing him.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Theresa Crayon, Sarah Castle and Ben Cox prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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