TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Greenleaf man faces doable life in jail and a number of costs in reference to a double murder in 2018, in line with Shawnee County District Lawyer Mike Kagay.
On July 23, 2018, police have been known as at 3541 SE Girard St. in reference to an obvious dwelling invasion. Officers discovered two lifeless victims inside the house. The victims have been recognized as 28-year-old Lisa Sportsman and a 17-year-old relative of hers.
After investigating, three males have been arrested and charged with varied severe crimes.
Kagay introduced Tuesday that after the top of a 7-day trial, a Shawnee County jury discovered Richard Showalter responsible of the next costs: two counts of first diploma homicide, premeditated; two counts of homicide within the first diploma, dedicated throughout an inherently harmful felony; conspiracy to commit homicide within the first diploma; and aggravated theft. Showalter’s sentencing is scheduled for October eight. If convicted, he may face a doable life in jail for every of the homicide convictions, in line with Kagay.
The opposite two males concerned, Bradley Sportsman and Matthew Hutto, have been beforehand convicted and sentenced. Sportsman was sentenced to 551 months in jail, whereas Hutto was sentenced to 2 consecutive life sentences.