Man convicted in 2014 Kansas City shooting death
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Kansas City, Missouri, man faces July sentencing now that he’s been convicted of a 2014 shooting death of a man whose body was later found burned.
A Jackson County jury found James Rhymer guilty late Wednesday of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, kidnapping and three counts of armed criminal action.
Court records show that witnesses told police Rhymer shot David Mendez while the victim was in a vehicle. Rhymer then attempted to burn the body and dispose of it in a rural location south of Kansas City.
Police later arrested Rhymer in his Kansas City apartment after a standoff.