Judge set to decide how long killer Kylr Yust will spend behind bars
June 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Kylr Yust faces a judge Monday to receive a prison sentence for his role in the deaths of Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions.
HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) -- Kylr Yust faces a judge Monday to receive a prison sentence for his role in the deaths of Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions.
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.
Second-degree murder is punishable by life in prison. Whether Yust serves the sentences consecutively or concurrently impacts when he may be eligible for parole. Jurors issued the recommendation after a 16-hour deliberation following an 8-day trial in April 2021. The families of the two women gave emotional victim impact statements as they asked the jurors for justice. “Four years ago, I lost my best friend, my protector and my favorite person in the world,” said one of Jessica’s sisters, Megan Runions. “She loved her sisters.