- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2014 home invasion killing in southwest Missouri.

The Joplin Globe (https://bit.ly/29Vb6mg ) reports that 34-year-old Carl Lee Jackson, of Webb City, was sentenced Tuesday for first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Rodney Frederick. Life without parole is the mandatory term for a first-degree murder conviction in Missouri. Jackson also was sentenced to 20 years for armed criminal action and 15 years for first-degree burglary.

Two other men were sentenced previously to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and burglary.

Prosecutors say Jackson shot and killed Frederick when the defendants burst into Frederick’s home near Jane, expecting to find a large cache of marijuana. Two others were tied up before Frederick was shot.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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