Topeka man convicted of killing buyer of his home

August 16, 2019 - 7:46 pm

A Topeka man has been convicted of fatally shooting the buyer of his home because he felt too much was being asked of him before he moved out.

Jurors found Anthony Darcy, 83, guilty Friday of second-degree murder and assault in the death of Stephen Matthew Snyder, 36. He also was convicted of child endangerment because the killing happened in front of Snyder's son, 8.

Prosecutors allege Snyder was shot three times in May 2017 when he went to the house he was buying from Darcy to measure a room for carpet. Snyder had closed on the house but allowed Darcy to live in it for two weeks before moving out.

The defense argued that Darcy acted in self-defense. His sentencing is set for Nov. 8.

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