Robert J. Gross, the suspected serial killer convicted on Wednesday 15th May in federal court in Kansas City on two counts of stalking and six gun crimes, could get life in prison, according to sentencing guidelines.
But it will be up to a judge to decide the sentence. And Gross’ past may factor into the decision.
Gross, 67, was convicted at trial of stalking women who worked at massage parlors in Johnson County and in Lawrence. He was also convicted of possessing guns as a convicted felon and other firearms violations.
The eight crimes he was convicted of carry sentences of five to 10 years each. Federal prosecutors have said he could be sentenced to 55 years based on a pre-sentence report that will be filed by federal probation officials.