Co-defendant sentenced to life in prison for murder of Louis Scherzer

Efrain Gonzalez

UPDATE: On May 11, 2018, Gonzalez was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for 25 years in connection with this crime, according to the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office. A second Kansas City, KS man has been found guilty for murder of Louis M. Scherzer.

Efrain Gonzalez, 19, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday by a jury in Wyandotte County. He will be sentenced on May 4, 2018.

On Nov. 27, 2016, Scherzer was killed outside of a bar at Sixth and Central Avenue in KCK. He was found shot on a sidewalk and later died at a hospital.

Filiberto Espinoza, 20, was a co-defendant in the case. He was sentenced to life in prison in November 2017.

The trial began earlier this week.

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