Man sentenced in death of Wichita semi-pro football player

Won't be eligible for parole for 50 years

July 14, 2018 - 10:28 am

One of the men accused of killing a semi-pro football player in Wichita last summer has been sentenced to life plus 13 months in prison.

A jury convicted Ritchie Randle Jr. of Wichita in May of first-degree premeditated murder and criminal discharge of a firearm in the death of 19-year-old Timothy Golden.
Golden was found shot to death in his apartment in July 2017. He was a tight end for the Kansas Cougars, a semi-pro team based in Wichita.

Investigators say Randle and two other men, Dakahri Sanders and Larry Triplett, fired more than a dozen rounds in Golden's apartment.

Randle was sentenced last month and won't be eligible for parole until he spends at least 50 years in prison.

Sanders and Triplett have not yet been tried in the case.

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