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She shot and killed 3 people, then claimed she was a 'bad person.' Now she'll head to prison for decades.

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Source: MEGA; Kansas City police

Jan. 17 2022, Published 9:13 a.m. ET

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A Kansas woman responsible for the fatal shooting of three people said she did it because she was a bad person.

Now, she will spend her life behind bars.

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Last month in Missouri, a Jackson County judge sentenced Lynnsey D. Jones to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the triple shooting death of Brandy Jones, 38, Larona Jones, 42, and Larry Barnes, 40.

Jones was found guilty and convicted by a jury after a four-day trial on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of armed criminal action.

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During the night of Oct. 17, 2019, officers patrolling the 4500 Block of South Benton Avenue and 46th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, heard gunshots ring out. As they responded, officers found Jones in the middle of the street holding a rifle. She was immediately taken into custody.

Her boyfriend and co-defendant Victor Sykes, 46, was placed in custody a few yards away after he fled the scene. Investigators found blood on the gloves he wore. He also had cuts on his left hand and wrist.

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According to court documents, Jones told investigators she had been at the residence to buy drugs and smoked marijuana with two of the female victims, reported FOX 4. There, she saw two men outside the residence in an altercation. Then one fatally shot the other before giving her the gun. She also claimed Sykes was not at the scene of the incident.

However, Jones later admitted to the crime while in custody and claimed she did it because she was a bad person, according to the Associated Press.

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Also, authorities discovered Sykes had been on parole for murder at the time of the incident. He was convicted in 1993 for second-degree murder in Wyandotte County and was granted parole in Missouri the previous year, reported The Kansas City Star.

The judge ordered Jones to serve additional 30 years consecutively to the life sentences for the armed criminal action charges. Sykes is scheduled for trial on Aug. 1.

The defendant is not related to the victims.


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