Topeka woman sentenced in Lawrence man's death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A 20-year-old Topeka woman was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for the shooting death of a Lawrence man.

Brittny Marie Adams was sentenced Friday for the July 2013 shooting death of 51-year-old Gary Edens at his home in Lawrence.

Adams pleaded guilty in January to intentional second-degree murder and no contest to two counts of felony threats against a Douglas County Jail corrections officer.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Adams and a 29-year-old Wichita man, Johnathan Rush, were arrested shortly after Edens was shot. Rush pleaded guilty in November to federal firearms charges.

Investigators say Adams and Rush went to Edens' home while searching for two girls who abandoned her in Topeka and took off with her car. A motive for Rush's shooting has not been disclosed.

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