For Immediate Release
June 3, 2019
Deandre Jackson has pleaded guilty to ten felony counts in connection with the Nov. 12, 2016 fatal shooting of Maryanna Pennington and the wounding of three other women inside a vehicle near 21st and Cleveland in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jackson, dob: 12/1/1991, of Raytown, MO, entered his guilty pleas today to Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, three counts of Assault 1st Degree and five counts of Armed Criminal Action.
According to court records, Jackson fired into a stranded vehicle with four women inside near 21st and Cleveland on Saturday, killing Pennington, 25. The women's car had broken down and they were calling for help. A witness told police that Jackson shot into the vehicle. More than 30 spent shell casings were found at the scene. A witness told police a woman earlier identified as the defendant's girlfriend had been in an altercation with Pennington a few hours before the fatal shooting.
Jackson, who was scheduled to stand trial starting today, will be sentenced on Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Dan Nelson and Jennifer Tatum prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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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.