Topeka man sentenced for last years murder


A Topeka man will serve life behind bars for killing another man last year at an apartment complex.

33-year-old Michael Engstrom was sentenced today for murdering 35-year-old Ricky Mitchell and wounding 28-year-old Bridget Gakle.

He pleaded guilty in April to the murder.

Engstrom also received a sentence of more than five years on attempted murder charges.

His 34-year-old wife Jamie Engstrom also faces charges.

Her trial is set for the end of July.

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