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Posted on: March 25, 2019

KC man pleads guilty to 2017 murder at Northeast KC car wash

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2019

A homeless Kansas City man pleaded guilty Monday to the fatal stabbing of Roderick Browning-Torrence in November 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sonny R. Scott, dob: 6/16/1977, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action. Scott was sentenced Monday by a Jackson County judge to 30 years on each conviction, with sentences to run concurrently.

According to court records, police were called to a business near 9th and Prospect Avenue in the Northeast area of Kansas City. The victim, unresponsive and suffering from stab wounds, was found and later identified as Roderick Browning-Torrence, dob: 12/23/1965. Video surveillance from an area business showed the defendant repeatedly stabbiing the victim and removing items from the victim. Police apprehended the suspect in an unoccupied building on Truman Road.

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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