Woman sentenced for killing teen girl outside KC school

Kansas City, Mo. — A woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl outside a Kansas City high school as the teen left a basketball game.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamya Norfleet was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the February 2019 death of An’Janique Wright.

The shooting happened outside the Central Academy of Excellence after two groups of people got into an argument at the game and were escorted out separately. Wright was not enrolled at the school but was there for the game. As she left the school with the second group, gunfire erupted.

Surveillance footage showed a minivan speeding away. Charging documents say Norfleet told investigators, “I let the fire go.”

The getaway van’s driver, Taylor McMillon, pleaded guilty in February to voluntary manslaughter and is scheduled to be sentenced in June.


Welcome to the new LJWorld.com. Our old commenting system has been replaced with Facebook Comments. There is no longer a separate username and password login step. If you are already signed into Facebook within your browser, you will be able to comment. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not wish to create one, you will not be able to comment on stories.