Two Springfield men sentenced following 2021 shooting at convenience store




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  • 2022-09-23 19:40:31Z
  • By Springfield News-Leader
Police responded to a fatal shooting in 2021 at a convenience store on West Kearney Street.
Police responded to a fatal shooting in 2021 at a convenience store on West Kearney Street.  

Two Springfield men have now been sentenced for their roles in a 2021 fatal shooting at a convenience store on West Kearney Street and subsequent robbery.

On Aug. 13 of last year, police say Cody Westmoreland, 25, and Garrett Eagle, 23, were present when 49-year-old Jason Masters was fatally shot outside of the Conoco Village Mart. They then fled the scene in a silver Pontiac. Roughly 30 minutes later, police say the pair robbed a man walking near North Glenstone Avenue.

After their arrest, Westmoreland and Eagle were both charged with murder (under Missouri's felony murder law), armed criminal action and first-degree robbery. Westmoreland was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

More:Second suspect charged with murder in shooting outside of Springfield convenience store

Friday morning, Westmoreland changed his original plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The other charges, which included murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, were dropped as a part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Last month, Eagle pleaded guilty to all counts. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Jordan Meier covers public safety for the Springfield News-Leader. Contact her at jmeier@news-leader.com, or on Twitter @Jordan_Meier644.

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