Friday, June 25, 2010
A Wichita teenager has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in an attack on a couple in their Riverside home.
A judge sentenced Kevin Johnson for the December 2008 attack. Johnson was 17-years-old when police say he and Adam Burrell broke into the home of Sandy Seemuth and Tom Scovel, beat the couple with a baseball bat and robbed them.
During the hearing, Seemuth and Scovel's relatives said he will never be the same. Scovel suffered severe head injuries. Doctors initially did not expect him to survive. Scovel remains in a rehabilitation hospital and his medical expenses have topped $1 million.
Johnson apologized to Seemuth and Scovel's family during the hearing.
Judge Warren Wilbert told Johnson his "adult actions have adult consequnces," and that Johnson should consider himself fortunate he was not facing a life sentence for murder.
As part of his sentence, Judge Wilbert also ordered Johnson to pay more than $80,000 in restitution.