- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Lawrence man was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man to death.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (https://bit.ly/288eT6v ) 34-year-old Joshua Back was sentenced Thursday for intentional second-degree murder and theft. He was convicted in April of killing 45-year-old Tracy Dean Lautenschlager outside a home in May 2015.

The victim was later found bleeding in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant.

During sentencing Thursday, Back’s attorney, Branden Smith, said he is planning an appeal.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com


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