Thursday, February 23, 2012

Raytown, MO: Missouri man admits killing wife in 2010

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A Raytown man says he smoked crack cocaine for a week before killing his wife in 2010.

Forty-five-year-old LaRay Jenkins pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2010 death of his wife, Diana Jenkins.

As part of a plea agreement, Jenkins was sentenced to 15 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and three years for armed criminal action. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Diana Jenkins was found dead at the couple’s home on March 25, 2010. Officers went to the couple’s home twice that day before she called police and said her husband had shot her.

The Kansas City Star reports ( that court documents say Jenkins told police he had been smoking crack for a week before the shooting.

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