Jury convicts Kansas City man on five counts of murder for SKC crime spree

April 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City man has been convicted on five counts of murder in connection with the deaths of five people in one Kansas City neighborhood in 2014.

Brandon Howell was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies in connection with a crime spree in a south Kansas City neighborhood.

Court documents say Howell tried to steal a vintage Jaguar from one home, and severely beat the elderly couple who lived there, George and Ann Taylor. They later died at an area hospital.

Howell was also charged with shooting and killing the Taylors' neighbors, Lorene Hurst, her son Darrel Hurst, and Susan Choucron.

Howell fled the scene in a Toyota SUV stolen from one of the victims.

A jury convicted Howell on all counts Monday.

A sentencing date has yet to be set in this case.

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