KANSAS CITY (AP) – A man has been convicted in the fatal road rage killing of a Kansas City area mother after she stopped for groceries.
Forty-year-old Christopher Taylor was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2016 death of 22-year-old Whitney Gray, of Independence.
Gray was driving a minivan with a 16-year-old, a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old inside when Taylor began following her closely and nearly caused an accident while trying to pass her in Independence. At a light, a liquid was thrown from the passenger side of Gray’s van onto Taylor’s sport utility vehicle, and then a loud “pop” was heard. Gray died at the scene. Not one else was hurt.
Taylor was later arrested in Box Elder, South Dakota. Sentencing is set for Aug. 24.