For Immediate Release
Sept. 19, 2018
A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Antonio Miles, 43, to 25 years in a Missouri prison for the 2016 fatal shooting of James L. Hines, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Miles was found guilty by a Jackson County jury in July 2018 of Voluntary Manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action charges. On Wednesday, a judge sentenced the defendant to 25 years on the Manslaughter conviction and 5 years on the Armed Criminal Action conviction. The sentences were set to run concurrently.
According to court records, police found the victim in the 7600 block of East 79th Street. He had been shot in the head. A witness said Miles, following the shooting, was intoxicated and agitated and smelled of PCP or formaldehyde. A witness told police that Miles stated he had to kill the victim. Police later found clothes the defendant was wearing at the time of the shooting. Testing showed the victim's blood and the defendant's DNA on the clothing.
Assistant Prosecutors Bryan Covinsky and Sarah Castle prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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