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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Independence man sentenced to 30 years in prison shooting of his girlfriend

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 Aug. 26,2022

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced an Independence man to 30 years in prison for the the fatal 2020 shooting of his girlfriend, Camry A. Alonzo, in her residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Deon D. Sanders, dob: 09/21/1994, pleaded guilty earlier to Murder 2nd Degree. On Friday, a judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison

According to court records, the defendant showed up at East Patrol in Kansas City and told police officers he had shot his girlfriend at a residence in Independence. Independence police entered that residence to check on the girlfriend and found her deceased in the bathroom. She had been fatally shot. A nearby resident said shots were heard about 6 a.m.  Tuesday morning. The defendant told police he had shot her that morning after coming home in the early morning Tuesday. He told police he found the front door open and the bathroom door locked. He called for the victim, then he fired shots into the  door, he stated. He broke a hole into the door, opened it and found the victim. He then took their child to another residence, he stated, then went to KCPD’s East Patrol to turn himself in.

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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