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Sentencing continues for El Dorado woman accused of murder


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EL DORADO, Kan. - Sentencing got underway in El Dorado today for a woman who plead guilty to murdering her brother.

Susan L. May stands accused of shooting Richard Hrejsa last September, and then leaving his body in her backyard. Prosecutors called Benjamin Gormley to the stand, an ex-boyfriend of Susan May.

Gormley claims May also shot him, about 13 years ago.

Susan May plead guilty back in january for killing her brother. Now, the prosecution is trying to prove that may remains a danger to society.

Ex-boyfriend Ben Gormley cried at times on the stand, saying May shot him for no apparent reason while he was in bed on May 9th, 2001.

Gormley says May claimed back in 2001 that she shot him while the two fought on the ground, to defend herself. But he says, she shot him from several feet away, unprovoked.

Gormley also says May would sometimes hit him.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says officers had been called to May's home many times in the past for domestic violence.

The sentencing hearing for Susan May will continue Wednesday morning in El Dorado.


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