OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City man was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 50 years for a man’s death outside an Overland Park nightclub.
James Willis was sentenced Wednesday for first-degree murder in the September 2015 death of 24-year-old Jurl Carter of Olathe. Willis’ brother, Dale Willis, was previously sentenced to life in prison in the case.
Carter was a rapper called “Bo Boogy.” Dale Willis also was a rapper and owned a Kansas City record company.
Carter was killed outside Jim Kilroy’s Roxy Bar after an altercation with Dale Willis.
Witnesses said Carter was in a vehicle when he was shot several times. Prosecutors said Dale Willis told his brother to shoot Carter.
James Willis testified he shot Carter in self-defense.