THIS YOUNG WOMAN COMMITTED THIS CRIME WHEN SHE WAS 13 YEARS ...WITH NO POLICE RECORD..
Scott Sappington Jr. had just dropped off his siblings at their grandmother's house when he was gunned down from point-blank on July 23, 2008. The 16-year-old junior at Sumner Academy was on his way to work at a McDonald's when he was killed by someone trying to steal his car at 10th and Laurel in Kansas City, Kansas.
KCK police pinne...d Sappington's killing on 13-year-old Keaire Brown. A jury found 15-year-old Brown guilty today of first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery (she was initially charged in juvenile court, but the state of Kansas won a motion to try her as an adult).
KCTV5 did a heart-wrenching interview with Brown's mother, Cheryl Brown, who told the TV station that "her daughter may have been a pawn for area gang members," who convinced her daughter to take the fall.
KCTV5 reported that witnesses told police that they saw a girl wearing bloody clothing walking down the street. One of the witnesses was a 6-year-old, who later testified that Brown gave her bloody clothes to a group of children to discard. Police later traced the clothes back to Brown.
Brown's sentencing is scheduled for January 20, 2011. She's facing life in prison. Until she's 18 years old, Brown will serve it in Wyandotte County's juvie detention center. Once she's 18, she'll be transferred to an adult prison.See more