KCMO Man Pleads Guilty to Deadly 2006 Bank Robbery


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal prosecutors say that a Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in a 2006 armed bank robbery that led to the death of a security guard.

Thirplus Moose, 25, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robbery, armed bank robbery with forcible restraint and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence resulting in death charges in a federal court. Under the terms of the plea agreement, prosecutors say that Moose could face from 25 to 35 years in prison without parole.

Moose admitted that he, along with co-defendant Iralee E. French, Jr., 25, twice attempted to rob the United Missouri Bank at 7901 Wornall Road in Kansas City, in February 2006. During the second robbery attempt at the bank on Feb. 24, 2006 70-year-old security guard Dwight W. Mayhugh, Sr., was fatally shot.

French was sentenced in June to 87 years in federal prison without parole for his role in the bank robbery.



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