Kansas City man sentenced in barbershop killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of two suspects in a botched barbershop robbery that left a Kansas City barber dead has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Jackson County prosecutor's office says 22-year-old Georgio White was sentenced Friday to 20 years for second-degree murder, 15 years for attempted robbery and six years for armed criminal action. All of the sentences will run concurrently.

White and another man were charged in the fatal shooting of 53-year-old Joe Jackson in November 2011 at a barbershop in the 3400 block of Troost Ave.

An off-duty police officer found Jackson dead inside the barbershop where he worked. A witness said White shot himself in the arm when he shot Jackson.

Officers followed a trail of blood to a nearby apartment, where they arrested White and 24-year-old David Waters.

Waters faces a court hearing Jan. 18.

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