Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Murder of Bledsoe's Rental Owner

When David Bledsoe was shot to death in a robbery last year at his Kansas City business, Bledsoe's Rental, the neighborhood lost a steadfast friend.

Whether it was repairing and giving bicycles to children or volunteering to clear weed-choked lots, Bledsoe could be counted on to lend a hand in an area that needed all the help it could get.

In Jackson County Circuit Court, one of the men convicted in Bledsoe’s death was sentenced to 25 years in prison for what the judge called an “obviously senseless killing.”

For more about the Bledsoe murder sentencing...