Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A western Kansas man has been sentenced to additional time in prison after pleading guilty to escaping from jail last year.
In August of 2012, 38-year-old Benito Cardenas, Jr. was set to be sentenced on two Jessica's Law convictions when he escaped from the Ness County Jail. He was later apprehended in Trego County.
Cardenas is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years, and today he was sentenced to an additional 151 months after pleading guilty to escape from custody and two counts of aggravated burglary. Today's sentence will run consecutively to his prior sentence.