Kansas City Man Convicted in Death at Child’s Birthday Party
A Kansas City man will be sentenced in July for fatally shooting another man during a child's birthday party at a water park.
A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted 24-year-old Divonte Lewis of murder and armed criminal action in the May 2015 death of 19-year-old Ryshun Bell. The shooting occurred at the CoCo Key Water Resort.
The Kansas City Star reports Lewis claimed he shot Bell in self-defense.
But prosecutors said Lewis shot Bell after he became angry when he and several others were asked to leave the party area.
Lewis will be sentenced July 29.