- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. — A southern Kansas man has been ordered to spend decades in prison for the 2014 death and sexual assault of a 100-year-old woman.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/2bssqQQ) reports that 37-year-old Kasey Nesbitt was sentenced Thursday in Sedgwick County for first-degree felony murder, rape and aggravated burglary with the intent to commit a sexual assault. Under the sentence, his earliest chance for release would come when he is around 86.

Prosecutors said Martha Schell of Wichita died from blood clots that formed after Nesbitt kicked in her door and assaulted her in September 2014. The attack left her with a broken back and other injuries. DNA evidence connected Nesbitt to the attack.

District attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday that Schell’s family remains “very upset” and is “still grieving” her death.

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