Kansas man sentenced to 52 years in a deadly Manhattan attack

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been sentenced to nearly 52 years in prison for participating in a deadly attack on a Manhattan man.

KMAN-AM reports that 35-year-old Anthony Nichols was sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court for attempted murder. He initially was charged with first-degree murder in the September 2013 death of 68-year-old John Burroughs.

Nichols shot Burroughs after going to a rural Manhattan trailer park with a woman. Later, the woman returned with 34-year old James McKenith of Manhattan. McKenith is serving a life sentence for stabbing Burroughs.

Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson described Nichols’ extensive criminal history in seeking a long sentence.

Nichols previously pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a Geary County killing that happened one day before Burroughs died.



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