For Immediate Release
Aug. 25, 2017
A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced convicted murderer Jimmie Verge to 45 years in prison for his role in the Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.
Verge, dob: 9/30/1994, was one of two Kansas City men charged in connection with the fatal shootings of Fanandous Groves and Gerrod Woods on Dec. 14, 2015.
In March, a Jackson County jury found Verge guilty of eight felony counts: two counts of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Robbery in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 1st degree and four counts of Armed Criminal Action. On Friday, a judge sentenced Verge to 30 years on each Murder and Robbery conviction, 25 years on the Assault conviction and 45 years on each Armed Criminal Action, setting all sentences to run concurrently.
The other defendant in the case still faces trial.
According to court records, police were dispatched on Dec 14, 2015 to the area of 73rd and Wabash, where they found one of the victims deceased in the street. Two other shooting victims went to the hospital, where one of them, Groves, died. Witnesses told police Verge was standing outside a vehicle as shots were fired. Others shots were fired inside the vehicle. Besides the two fatal shootings, a man was shot in the face. Police found multiple shell casings at the scene.
Assistant Jackson County Prosecutors Jordan Bergus and Chris Accurso prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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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.