Kansan convicted in stabbing after car break-in

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been convicted of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death last year of man police said was trying to break into a car.

KAKE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1rqUnYv ) that a jury in Sedgwick County District Court returned the verdict Thursday against 31-year-old Kyle Carter.

The victim in the stabbing in September in central Wichita was 32-year-old Carl Cooper.

Police said Cooper was trying to break into a car when the owner spotted him. Carter was a friend of the owner, and he and another friend chased Cooper.

According to police, the two men caught up with Cooper, and he was stabbed multiple times. He later died at a local hospital.

Carter’s sentencing is scheduled for June 24.

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Information from: KAKE-TV.

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