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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Independence man sentenced to 15 years in prison for deaths of two boys

For Immediate Release

Aug. 3, 2018

An Independence man has pleaded guilty to two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and other charges related to a March 17, 2017 vehicular accident that resulted in the death of two boys, ages 6 and 10 Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge sentenced Brian K. Moyer, dob: 8/5/1975, on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to 15 years in prison on each of two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree. He was also sentenced to 4 years in prison for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. All sentences were set to run concurrently.

According to court records, witnesses told police that silver vehicle was driving between 70 to 100 mph on 12th Street when it left the road and struck a utility pole, flipping and landing in a the yard of a private residence. Two boys were ejected as well as the vehicle driver, later identified as Brian Moyer. The juveniles died as a result of their injuries. A police investigation revealed that Moyer's vehicle was involved earlier in a hit and run near Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue. The driver of a white Cadillac and Moyer stopped briefly and agreed to exchange information, but Moyer's vehicle fled the scene. When Moyer's vehicle crested the hill on E. 12th Street at Newton, the crash occurred that resulted in the deaths of Moyer's sons. The police investigation revealed no safety child restraints were used at the time of the crash.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Lauren Whiston and Dan Portnoy 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

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