For Immediate Release
Sept. 7, 2018
A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Terrance Blanks to 30 years in a Missouri state prison for his convictions related to the fatal shooting Aug. 24, 2016 of Rocky Bradley in the parking lot of a Kansas City convenience store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
In January, a Jackson County jury convicted Blanks, dob: 3/13/1986, of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action. The jury. in deliberations this evening, recommended 20 years on the murder conviction and 10 years on the Armed Criminal Action conviction. On Friday, a judge sentenced Blanks, as the jury recommended, to 20 years for Murder and 10 years for Armed Criminal Action, setting the sentences to run consecutively.
According to court documents, Bradley and Blanks had a confrontation inside the gas station. Surveillance video showed Bradley exiting the store first. A witness told police she saw Bradley get into his truck and grab a handgun from his vehicle. The witness said Blanks exited the business with a handgun and shot at Bradley as he sat in his truck. Bradley got out of the vehicle; the two exchanged gunfire, and Blanks ran to his car and fled the scene.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kristiane Bryant and Crispin Rea 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.