For Immediate Release
Jan. 5, 2018
An Independence man has pleaded guilty in the 2015 homicide of Paul. T. Doughty outside an Independence convenience store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
William R. Godfrey II, dob: 5/20/1975, pleaded guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and was sentenced Friday to 15 years in a Missouri prison.
Chief Trial Assistant Jamie Hunt prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
See attached charging documents.
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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.