Liberal, KS

Now: 89 °F

Currently: Fair / Windy

Hi: 93 °F | Lo: 69 °F

Thursday

Hi: 96 °F 

Lo: 68 °F

Friday

Hi: 97 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

Saturday

Hi: 97 °F 

Lo: 68 °F

Sunday

Hi: 97 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

Monday

Hi: 94 °F 

Lo: 68 °F

AG To Seek Hard 50 Sentence In Homicide

KSCB News - December 5, 2013 4:58 pm

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today filed a motion indicating he will seek a “Hard 50” prison sentence in the prosecution of William Andrew Shank, 25, Garden City. Shank is charged in the February 9, 2013, death of 27-year-old Teri L. Morris in Colby.

Shank is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson and aggravated burglary.

Schmidt is requesting that if a jury finds the defendant guilty of premeditated first-degree murder, then the Court conduct a separate sentencing proceeding to determine whether the defendant shall be required to serve a mandatory term of imprisonment of 50 years before first eligibility for parole

Shank is scheduled for a jury trial on March 24, 2014.

 

Latest Stories

Budget State planning to increase its recruiting efforts

Kansas State officials say the university is planning to increase its recruiting efforts in response to...

NRCS Announces Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Salina, Kansas-June 25, 2019—Karen A. Woodrich, Kansas State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...

Liberal City Commission Meeting

In their regularly scheduled meeting last evening the Liberal City Commission  approved several items on their...