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Man guilty in road rage slaying of Kansas City area mother

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A man has been convicted in the fatal road rage killing of a Kansas City area mother after she stopped for groceries.

Forty-year-old Christopher Taylor was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2016 death of 22-year-old Whitney Gray, of Independence.

Gray was driving a minivan with a 16-year-old, a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old inside when Taylor began following her closely and nearly caused an accident while trying to pass her in Independece. At a light, a liquid was thrown from the passenger side of Gray’s van onto Taylor’s sport utility vehicle, and then a loud “pop” was heard. Gray died at the scene. No one else was hurt.

Taylor was later arrested in Box Elder, South Dakota. Sentencing is set for Aug. 24.