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Kansas City man sentenced to life in prison for killing 2 people, burning bodies


KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man and a woman whose burned bodies were found in an abandoned van.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) 30-year-old Christopher Canagan pleaded guilty Thursday to a handful of charges including second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He admitted to killing 24-year-old Dennis Smith and 22-year-old Linda Williams in September 2013.

Canagan shot Smith as he sat in the driver's seat of the van. Williams jumped out of the van, but Canagan forced her back into the vehicle and drove away. He set the van on fire in Kansas City, Kansas.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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