- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas woman was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for killing her brother and leaving his body in the backyard of her home.

Fifty-five-year-old Susan L. May was sentenced Wednesday to nine years and one month in prison for killing her 55-year-old brother, Richard Hrejsa. His decomposing body was found last October in the backyard of May’s rural Butler County home. Authorities believe he was killed about a month earlier.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1jXqLLz ) May was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in January to reckless second-degree murder. Two counts of interference with law enforcement and one count of criminal desecration of a body were dropped as part of the plea deal.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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