Archive for Saturday, March 4, 2006

Teen convicted in death of delivery truck driver

March 4, 2006


— A 17-year-old was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a delivery driver for a Chinese restaurant.

Brandon McReynolds, of Kansas City, Kan., charged and convicted as an adult, was the oldest of four teenagers charged in the Aug. 12 killing of Zhihai Cui. The teens are accused of luring Cui to a vacant house in Kansas City, Kan., where they attacked and robbed him.

Cui, 42, had worked for two months for the New Town China Buffet and was making $1.50 a delivery plus tips. Prosecutors said the teens used his cash to buy marijuana and alcohol before heading to the National Guard Armory to party.

Wyandotte County jurors also found McReynolds guilty of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

Sentencing was set for April 21.

The other teens are awaiting trial. One was 14 and the other two were 15 at the time of the killing.

A judge ruled in November that only McReynolds should be tried as an adult, and the others should be tried as juveniles. The state is appealing the decision.


andyk 11 years, 9 months ago

Yes and of course all killers smoke pot. And since 1 in 5 high school graduates admit to trying pot, and probably 1 in 100 murders another person, i think it's safe to say marijuana led to this. But hey, while we're talking about it, did you know that pot doesn't make you lazy...

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