The attorney for Kylr Yust has filed a notice of appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals just over a week after he was sentenced for the deaths of Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions.
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Convicted killer Kylr Yust was just moved to prison.
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As Tuesday marked yet another painful year for Kara Kopetsky family and friends, one thing has changed: A jury convicted Kylr Yust of killing Kopetsky last month. He will be sentenced on June 7.
Prior to a jury recommending Kylr Yust be sentenced to life in prison for the death of Jessica Runions and 15 years for the death of Kara Kopetsky, their parents offered emotional testimony.
A day after being found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and second-degree murder, a jury recommended the maximum penalty of life in prison for Kylr Yust.
While Kylr Yust may not have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jessica Runions and Kara Kopetsky, he could still spend the rest of his life in prison.
A jury in Cass County has found Kylr Yust guilty of voluntary manslaughter and second-degree murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky and 21-year-old Jessica Runions.
Day 10 of the double murder trial for Kylr Yust trial is set to begin around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.