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Diamond Blair convicted of KC killing, joins family in prison

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 37-year-old Kansas City man whose family includes four other convicted killers has been found guilty of second-degree murder in a 2009 robbery attempt.

A Jackson County jury also convicted Diamond Blair of robbery and armed criminal action Friday night in the death of 22-year-old Montague Kevin Ashline on June 24, 2009, outside a Kansas City apartment complex.

The Kansas City Star reports Blair, whose uncle is serial killer Terry Blair, already is serving 23 years in prison for other convictions.

His mother was charged with murder twice and convicted once for killing her drug-dealing boyfriend in 1989. Diamond Blair has a lengthy rap sheet that includes robbery, kidnapping, assault and weapons violations. His first arrest came when he was 6 years old.

Information from: The Kansas City Star

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