April 17, 2019
Imagine murdering five people over a damn car.
It might not make sense to a human, but it sure makes sense to a nigger.
A man who beat an elderly Missouri couple to death and stole their SUV before fatally shooting three of their Kansas City neighbors who witnessed the theft was convicted by a jury on Monday.
Brandon Howell, 39, was found guilty on five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies in the killings.
Prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty.
The Jackson County jury deliberated less than two hours after getting the case Monday morning.
The defense did not call any witnesses during the week-long trial, according to the Kansas City Star reported.
Court records indicated Howell beat 80-year-old George Taylor and his wife, Anna Mae ‘Ann’ Taylor, 86, before trying to steal a classic Jaguar from the home.
Police have said Howell couldn’t get the car started, so he stole the Taylors’ sports utility vehicle instead.
Witnesses told police they saw the driver of the Taylors’ vehicle stop in front of Susan Choucroun’s house next door, the Kansas City Star reported.
He got out and shot Choucroun in her driveway before leaving. Arriving officers found the Taylors severely beaten in their basement. They died a week later in a hospital.
Two other potential witnesses to the theft – 88-year-old Lorene Hurst and her son, 63-year-old Darrel Hurst – also were shot to death, possibly as they were returning from the grocery store.
The SUV later was found abandoned near a Motel 6 in neighboring Platte County, where Howell is charged with assaulting three people.
Howell was arrested that night walking along a freeway carrying a shotgun in his pants.