The 28-year-old Kansas City man accused of killing a Warrensburg bar owner in his driveway will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty Friday.
Cass County jurors on found Reginald Singletary guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Sept. 1, 2012, slaying of 25-year-old Blaine Whitworth of Warrensburg.
Prosecutors say Singletary confessed that he killed Whitworth but said University of Central Missouri student Ziyad Abid paid him to do it.
That claim led to first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges against Abid, who was jailed for nearly a year before prosecutors dropped the charges when Singletary changed his story.
Investigators testified Whitworth was shot three times in the back with hollow-point bullets.