Feb 13, 2020 6:04 PM

Kansas City mayor starting pardon process for pot offenses

Posted Feb 13, 2020 6:04 PM
Mayor Quinton Lucas during his State of the city address Wednesday
Mayor Quinton Lucas during his State of the city address Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, says his office will begin next week the process of pardoning misdemeanor marijuana offenses.

 Quinton Lucas made the announcement during his first State of the City address on Wednesday. Lucas made the pardons part of his campaign for office in 2019. He said he’d like to go further and remove marijuana from the code of municipal ordinances.

Lucas said his office would post an application on its website next week so nonviolent offenders with misdemeanor marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia possession on their records can ask for pardons.

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Kansas teen accused in shooting death of her boyfriend
Rina Nguyen photo Sedgwick Co.

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a murder and have a teenage suspect in custody.

Just before 6p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a shooting at a home in the 1500 Block of South Battin in Wichita, according to police Lt. Jeff Gilmore.

At the scene, officers located a victim identified as  22-year-old Amare Holt with multiple gunshot wounds. EMS transported him to a local hospital where he died, according to Gilmore.

Investigators learned that 18-year-old Rina Nguyen and her boyfriend Holt were at the home and  got into an argument. During the disagreement, Nguyen pulled out a handgun and fired it at Holt as he was walking out the front door of the residence.

Gunshots also struck a nearby occupied home, according to Gilmore but there were no other injuries. A 17-year-old girl also at the home was not injured, according to Gilmore.

After the shooting, Nguyen fled the residence in a vehicle but returned a short time later and was arrested on requested charges of first-degree murder and discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, according to Gilmore.