An Independence man will serve 27 years with no chance of parole for a drug-related robbery in Independence that left three people dead.

Kevin M. Finley was sentenced Tuesday for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

Federal prosecutors say he and three co-defendants planned to steal methamphetamine from a home in Independence. The November 2012 robbery ended with three of the home's residents shot to death A 12-year-old boy was wounded. Prosecutors say the occupants of the home were bound and beaten before they were shot.

The dead were Martin "Tomas" Dominguez-Gregorio; his girlfriend, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez-Corona and her son, Antonio Hernandez. A 12-year-old son of Hernandez-Corona was wounded when he tried to protect his mother.

Marina Nezhinkay