A murder conviction leads to life in prison in a 2016 Joplin killing.
38 year old James Henneha was sentenced in Jasper County court this afternoon, a penalty without the possibility for parole. Last month, he was found guilty of first degree murder for strangling his girlfriend 38 year old Tonya Crawford after learning she had been cheating on him.
A friend testified that Henneha admitted to the killing during a phone call. That lead Joplin police to record a second phone call with the two of them discussing the crime.