Feb 15, 2017 KMBC 9 News by Michael Mahoney
A man convicted of setting the fire that led to one of Kansas City's biggest and most deadly explosions wants his prison sentence overturned.
Wednesday in court Bryan Sheppard got the chance to tell a judge why he should be released.
Sheppard is one of five people convicted of setting a shed of explosives on fire at a construction site near 87th Street and U.S. Highway 71 back in 1988. The massive blast that resulted killed six firefighters answering the call.
That fire was so intense you could hardly recognize the destroyed fire rigs.