Salina, KS

Now: 28 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 28 ° | Lo: 23 °

BREAKING NEWS

AG To Seek ‘Hard 50’ For Kansas Murder Suspect

KSAL StaffDecember 5, 2013

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he’ll seek the “Hard 50” prison sentence for a man accused of fatally stabbing a former girlfriend and setting her house on fire.

Schmidt’s office is handling the prosecution of 25-year-old William Andrew Shank in Thomas County District Court. The Garden City man is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson and burglary in the Feb. 9 death of 27-year-old Teri Morris in Colby.

Schmidt filed a motion Thursday indicating that if Shank is convicted, he’ll request a sentence of at least 50 years in prison without parole. Shank faces trial in March 2014.

Shank has pleaded not guilty to killing Morris, an emergency medical technician with whom he was contesting custody of their 8-month-old daughter. A coroner said Morris had been stabbed 27 times.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Supreme Court Denies Salina Appeal

March 21, 2014 10:57 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Lost Keys Leads to Stolen...
February 21, 2018Comments
Drums and Harley Seat Sto...
February 21, 2018Comments
2 Hurt in 2 Vehicle Crash
February 21, 2018Comments
Downtown Car Museum Plans...
February 21, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO