Jury recommends up 32 years in prison for teen convicted in man' - KCTV5

Jury recommends up 32 years in prison for teen convicted in man's shooting death

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Fazon K. Swinton, 19, was convicted of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, attempted robbery and leaving the scene of a shooting. (KCPD) Fazon K. Swinton, 19, was convicted of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, attempted robbery and leaving the scene of a shooting. (KCPD)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Jackson County jury has recommended up to 32 years in prison for a man convicted in a fatal shooting in a grocery store parking lot last year.

Fazon K. Swinton, 19, was convicted of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, attempted robbery and leaving the scene of a shooting.

A Jackson County judge will set the sentence on Aug. 4.

Swinton shot Jacob A. Brantner  in a parking lot on East 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell him a handgun. They wrestled over the gun and Swinton grabbed it and ran away. Both Brantner and Swinton then pulled guns and shot at each other.

Brantner was struck and died from the gunshot wounds, right in front of his 10-year-old daughter.

After Friday's guilty verdict, Andy Brantner and his family patiently waited to see how long Swinton would be behind bars.

Andy Brantner says he remembers the funny stories and positive memories of his son as a child. 

This morning they received their answer and Andy Brantner says he's thankful for the work done by the jury and the justice system.

"They did not fail us.You know, there would not have been enough sentencing to make this right. There are no winners today on either side," Andy Brantner said.

The judge will determine in August if the years in prison will run concurrent or consecutive.

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