Sentenced

July 11, 2018 - 8:35 pm
A Kansas man who fatally injured his 6-month-old son has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Benny Clark, 23, of Reece, was sentenced last week for second-degree murder and child abuse in the August 2017 death of his son, Cooper. The Emporia Gazette reports Clark pleaded guilty in March. He said...
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July 11, 2018 - 6:04 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to 10 years and two months in federal prison for distributing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says Ryan Andrew Rivera, 22, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, Rivera admitted he contacted...
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July 10, 2018 - 7:10 pm
A Wichita police captain was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for confronting a teenage referee at a youth basketball game. A judge found Capt. Kevin Mears guilty Tuesday and sentenced him to six months of probation. Mears must also pay $450 in fines. Mears has been on...
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July 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
Federal prosecutors say a former Kansas certified public accountant has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. U.S. Attorney Stephen McCallister said Robert Purinton, 70, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in jail. He also was ordered to pay the cost of...
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July 03, 2018 - 7:48 pm
A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for using pepper spray on suburban Kansas City police officers after they caught her shoplifting from a Victoria's Secret store. The Kansas City Star reports that Latrina Newsome, 40, pleaded no contest in May to aggravated battery and...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:27 am
A Kansas woman who beat her fiance's 2-year-old daughter to death has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in prison. Lindsey Thomasson of Gardner was sentenced Tuesday to 26 years and eight months in prison for the death of 2-year-old Presley Porting. The girl was found unresponsive in the family's...
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June 08, 2018 - 5:35 am
A man has been sentenced to prison for leading police on a high-speed chase in a Lawrence residential neighborhood that resulted in injuries to two people. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that a judge sentenced 45-year-old Justin Crawford on Wednesday to nearly 3 and one half years in prison,...
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June 06, 2018 - 5:24 am
An Overland Park man has admitted robbing a bank after investigators were able to track him down because he left the bank on a bicycle and had a spider web tattoo on his left hand. The U.S. Attorney's office said 57-year-old Richard Armenta pleaded guilty Tuesday to the November 2017 robbery at a...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:30 am
A Topeka man involved in a fatal road rage incident has been sentenced to life in prison. Shawnee County District Court Judge David Debenham on Thursday sentenced 23-year-old Andre Rhoiney Jr., for first-degree felony murder in the October 2016 road-rage shooting death of 28-year-old Michael...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:04 am
A 40-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 27.5 years in prison for repeatedly raping a girl for more than six years. Andrew Tribble was sentenced Thursday for two counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. He was originally charged with a dozen felonies. The Lawrence Journal...
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