TOPEKA, Kan. — A northeast Kansas man faces about 27 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://j.mp/2deI7xk ) that 23-year-old Kelsey Lee Fairchild of Overbrook prison was sentenced Friday for the 2015 killing of 18-year-old Colton Christenson. Fairchild was sentenced to three prison terms totaling 27 years and one month.
He pleaded guilty earlier to intentional second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated robbery. Court records show that Fairchild was trying to steal $500 worth of marijuana during a drug buy when he shot Christenson.
He apologized to Christenson’s family at the sentencing hearing.
As part of the plea, prosecutors dismissed felony counts of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm in an occupied vehicle and a misdemeanor count of drug possession.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com