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Three years later, family of boy paralyzed by gunfire still awaiting justice

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It's been more than three years since the shooting that left Ka'vyea Curry partially paralyzed and killed his father. (Submitted) It's been more than three years since the shooting that left Ka'vyea Curry partially paralyzed and killed his father. (Submitted)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City family is fed up after delay after delay in court. 

It's been more than three years since the shooting that left Ka'vyea Curry partially paralyzed and killed his father. 

On Monday, the trial for the man accused of those shootings was supposed to stand trial, but it did not happen.

In April of 2014, Curry was in a car with his father outside a gas station at East 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue when a man fired into their car. The man killed Ka'Vyea's father and shot the little boy in the spine.

Police arrested Dontae Jefferson for the murder of Kavyea's father. Jefferson has awaited trial for the past three years.

Prior to Monday's jury selection, Jefferson's attorneys asked to postpone court proceedings. 

"Frustrating doesn't cut it," said Forest Tyson, Jr., Tyson's grandson. "Angry, mad, none of that stuff cuts it. We've always been told our legal system is slow but come on."

Jefferson's trial has been pushed back to August. 

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