Jonathan Lowrey Wiki – Jonathan Lowrey Bio
Jonathan Lowrey is a Missouri man with a “body count” tattoo on his face to allegedly marking the number of murders he committed was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a 2019 slaying, officials said Friday.
He is a Blue Springs resident, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in February for March 28, 2019, shooting the death of Joseph Corum in Kansas City. He was also sentenced to 20 years for armed criminal action and seven years each for tampering and burglary, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said.
All sentences will run concurrently, prosecutors said.
He is 27 years old.
A witness told authorities she heard Corum yelling at someone outside from inside her home before hearing “a loud vehicle” and a gunshot. She heard another gunshot, and the vehicle drove away, officials said.
Another witness said he heard arguing and saw a man identified as Lowrey take a long gun out from a vehicle and shoot Corum three times before driving away.
Investigators obtained video surveillance from another witness showing Lowrey sitting in the vehicle. The witness said he had five tally marks under his right eye. Lowrey allegedly stated the marks were a “body count.”
He was arrested a few weeks after the slaying. A detective stated Lowrey had six marks on his face when police questioned him.
DNA evidence taken from shell casings recovered from the crime scene matched Lowrey’s, police said.
Sentenced For 25 Years
Lowrey pleaded guilty in February in Jackson County Circuit Court to second-degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle in the shooting death of Joseph Corum, as well as a burglary from a separate case. He was sentenced Friday to 25, 20, 7 and 7 years for the respective charges, with all sentences running concurrently.
The shooting happened outside an east Kansas City home. According to court documents, one woman told police she heard Corum yelling outside, then heard two gunshots with the victim yelling “Ow!” between and then a loud vehicle driving away. Another witness said he saw the two men arguing and saw the person later ID’d as Lowrey take a long gun out of a van, shoot Corum three times and then drive away.