- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka man has been ordered to serve a life sentence with no chance of parole for 50 years in a 2012 killing.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/1JO3zjB ) reports that Troy Allen Robinson apologized before he was sentenced Monday for the stabbing death of 43-year-old Oma Bennett. A relative of Bennett yelled out that Robinson wasn’t sorry and was ordered to be quiet.

The Hard 50 sentence was the first imposed in Shawnee County since the Legislature passed a new version of the sentence.

Judge Nancy Parrish called the killing “extremely brutal and senseless.” She also sentenced Robinson to consecutive sentences of 34 months for aggravated burglary and 12 months for misdemeanor theft.

Bennett’s family could have sought restitution, but the prosecution said they didn’t want anything from Robinson.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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