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Kansas City man gets life in prison for wife's 2017 death


April 28, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man convicted of killing his wife, whose body was found by the couple's 7-year-old daughter, has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Kansas City Star reports that 46-year-old Benjamin Byers was sentenced Friday in Jackson County for the 2017 stabbing death of 47-year-old Melissa Byers.

Byers was convicted in March of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and child endangerment.

Police say Byers' daughter reported to a school counselor that her father had been acting "weird," and had picked her up from school the day before. When they arrived ho...

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