Man sentenced for killing customer at Wichita convenience store

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

WICHITA, Kan. -- The man convicted of killing a customer during the attempted robbery of a Wichita convenience store has been sentenced to prison.

In January, 20-year-old Jackson Bryant was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Jeffrey Jones. Last November, Jones was one of several customers inside the B & D Convenience store near Harry and Hydraulic. He was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition to murder, Bryant was also convicted of aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery, criminal possession of a firearm and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property.

The District Attorney had recommended that the charges run consecutively, and this morning District Judge Faith Maughan followed that recommendation.

Bryant was sentenced to 653 months for murder, 61 months for aggravated robbery, 34 months for attempted aggravated robbery, 9 months for criminal damage to property and 6 months each for the misdemeanors. The total amount of time is 63 years in prison, followed by another year in jail for the misdemeanors.

He will not be eligible for parole.


Previous story - January 23, 2014:

The man suspected in a fatal shooting during an attempted robbery of a gas station has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Jackson Bryant, 20, had originally been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Jeffrey Jones on November 17th of last year.

Authorities said Jones was one of several customers inside the B & D Convenience store, near Harry and Hydraulic. He was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene.

Bryant ran from the business and reportedly fired shots while walking southbound on Greenwood. Police say he fired at two parked cars, as well as one driving southbound.

Bryant also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, aggravated attempted robbery, criminal possession of a firearm and two counts of criminal damage to property. His sentencing is scheduled for March 6.


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