LIBERTY, Mo. - Javontea Jones was sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a young man to death last year during a botched robbery at a convenience store.
Jones, who turns 18 Monday, was 16 when he gunned down 28-year-old Salvatore Mandacina in the 5000 block of Parvin Road in Kansas City.
Jones plead guilty to second degree murder back on April 7.
He will not be eligible for parole until he is well into his 40's.
Clay County Prosecutor Dan White says Jones entered the store to rob it, placed a bottle of beer on the counter, and said something to Mandacina.
Jones then pulled out a 9 mm handgun and fired a shot. He then came around the counter and fired several more times.
Mandacina suffered six wounds from five gunshots.
He died a short time later.
A witness saw two people running from the store.
She saw Mandacina on the floor, and drove to a nearby restaurant and asked them to call police, and returned to stay with Mandacina until police arrived.
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