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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Clarisa Baldwin sentenced to 23 years in prison for murder in 2016

For Immediate Release

June 22, 2018

A Jackson County judge has sentenced Clarisa Baldwin to 23 years in prison for the murder in September 2016 of George Hamilton,  dob: 7/29/1976.

Baldwin, dob: 12/19/1980, pleaded guilty in March to Murder 2nd Degree. The sentencing was done on Thursday.

According to court records, on Sept. 12, 2016, Kansas City police were dispatched on a reported cutting. They found the victim on the sidewalk at the end of a driveway in the 27-- block of E. 35th Street in Kansas City. He was pronounced dead later at an area hospital. Witnesses told police of persons arguing outside the residence and one stabbing the other with a large knife. A witness identified the defendant as the suspect in the stabbing. The next day, wehn the defendant was taken into custody, she was wearing blody clothes. 

Assistant Jackson County Prosecutors Mary Beth Lundak and Sarah Castle 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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