Kansas City, Kan. woman pleaded guilty recently to murdering a man at his Riverside apartment.
Cavona C. Flenoy, 19, admitted to killing Hassan A. Abbas by shooting him multiple times.
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said, “This defendant repeatedly shot her victim in the chest with a gun she had bought three days earlier. She murdered him and then stole his wallet and his car. She might look like a harmless 19-year-old girl, but the truth is that she is a very dangerous woman.”
On March 9 shortly before 7:30 p.m., officers of the Riverside Department of Public Safety were dispatched to an apartment at 4911 NW Gateway Drive. Officers made contact with the resident of the apartment, who said his roommate was lying on the floor covered in blood. Abbas was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Officers recovered spent .40 caliber shell casings and spent bullet rounds from Abbas’ bedroom and found blood on Abbas’ bed, wall and floor.
During the guilty plea hearing, Zahnd noted that Flenoy scribbled a note on a legal pad during a break in her interview with police. She wrote, “I push him down like I was about to [have sex with] him. I got the gun. And I just pulled the trigger.”
Flenoy admitted she shot the victim several times in the chest, face, and side with a gun she had purchased for $100 a few days prior to the murder.
Flenoy also admitted leaving the apartment in the victim’s car with his keys, wallet, and cell phone. After fleeing, Flenoy switched license plates from her car to the victim’s. Flenoy also attempted to purchase gas using the victim’s credit card.
Abbas was a Sudanese national. According to his roommate, Abbas had recently met Flenoy and brought her to the apartment the previous weekend.
Flenoy pleaded guilty to second degree murder, armed criminal action, stealing a motor vehicle, and stealing a credit card. She is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. She faces up to life in prison.
Zahnd said, “I anticipate that this defendant’s criminal defense lawyer will argue she had a difficult upbringing. Those facts might explain her actions, but they do not provide an excuse for her crimes. Growing up in a tough neighborhood does not give a person the right to gun down someone in cold blood.”
Flenoy remains in custody in the Platte County jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond.
The case was investigated by the Riverside Department of Public Safety with the assistance of the Kansas City Metro Squad. It was personally prosecuted by Zahnd and Assistant Prosecutor Amy Ashelford.