August 27, 2012
A Kansas City, Kan., man is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading no contest to killing four people three years ago.
The Kansas City Star reports 40-year-old Adrian Burks entered the pleas Monday in Wyandotte County District Court.
Burks was accused in the June 2009 shooting deaths of 66-year-old James Warren, 21-year-old Amanda Remmers, 41-year-old Peggy Castleberry and her 3-year-old daughter, Juanita Castleberry-Bess.
All were shot multiple times at Warren's home, where he had been allowing the other three victims to stay. Burks was arrested the day after the shootings following a high-speed chase.
Burks agreed the court should give him at least two consecutive "hard 50" sentences, meaning he would not be eligible for parole for 100 years.