KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — A man has been found guilty of killing five people in 2014 during a rampage in a quiet Kansas City neighborhood.

Jurors got the case Monday after closing arguments in the case against 38-year-old Brandon Howell. They returned the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation.

He was found guilty of five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies.

According to court documents, Howell tried to steal a vintage Jaguar from the residence of Ann and George Taylor, severely beating the elderly county. They died later at the hospital.

Howell allegedly shot and killed the Taylor's neighbors -- Lorene Hurst and her son, Darrel Hurst, and Susan Choucroun -- as Howell drove off in one of the Taylor's vehicles, a Toyota SUV. He was later arrested near Interstate 29 and Barry Road in the Northland.

A Jackson County judge will sentence Howell at a future date yet to be set.

Howell previously was acquitted of killing two teens from Johnson County, Kansas.

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If this isn't a hate crime I don't know what is. Let him burn in h*ll!


Acquitted of murdering two teens? How about we prosecute and convict the first time! The deaths of 5 people could have been prevented by taking this trash off the street.

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