A Jackson County jury Thursday found an Independence man guilty of tampering with evidence following a homicide last June in the city.
The jury at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse convicted Christopher Hollister, 34, of tampering and recommended a two-year prison sentence. He is to be formally sentenced May 3.
The shooting in a house at the 10500 block of East 10th Street killed Angela Green, 38.
Nathan Ayers, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the case and is scheduled to stand trial in November.
According to court records, Independence Police found Green shot dead in the living room, and a 9mm shell casing was found in the room. Outside they found a Missouri identification card for the Hollister.
Hollister said he had used drugs and was inside the house sometime early that day when Ayers shot Green, whom Ayers confronted about setting him up for a past homicide he allegedly committed.
Hollister said Ayers forced him to his hands and knees at gunpoint before shooting Green, and Ayers then gave him the gun to hide. Hollister said the gun was in the attic, but police did not find it there, according to court documents.