Lawrence man sentenced to life for fatal 2014 home invasion

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 home invasion that left another man dead.

The Kansas City Star reports 31-year-old Dustin Walker of Lawrence must serve 20 years before he is eligible for parole after being sentenced Friday.

The life sentence was ordered to run consecutively with a sentence of 10 years and 10 months for aggravated burglary.

Walker was found guilty last month of first-degree murder for the March 2014 killing of Patrick Roberts.

Roberts was fatally shot inside a Lawrence apartment after two men broke in and demanded, “Where is it?”

Roberts’ brother wrestled the gun from one of the intruders, who fled. A co-defendant previously was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years.


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