New details on 88-year-old Wichita man's murder

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

New details emerge in the murder of a Wichita war veteran.

88-year-old Floyd Gilbert's son found him bound and beaten inside his south Wichita mobile home last month. 
Court documents released today, show Landon Onek and Austin Stewart planned to rob and kill Gilbert because he had a lot of guns. 

A friend of the two told police Austin Steward admitted that he "Hit the old man with something and then choked him with his hands." 


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Two suspects have been charged with killing an 88-year-old man in his mobile home during a robbery. 

Police arrested Austin Stewart, 36 and 54-year-old Landon Onek, 54, in the death of Floyd Gilbert. They were each charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and two counts of theft.

Officers were called at 8:15 p.m. Thursday to check a welfare check at mobile home in the 2200 block of West MacArthur, east of Meridian. When they entered the home, they found Gilbert's body. Police have not said how he died. 

Stewart's bond was set at $500,000. Onek also faces a charge of failure to comply and was held on $275,000 bond. 

Department of Corrections records state Stewart has served time in prison for convictions of burglary, theft, aggravated robbery, drug possession and eluding law enforcement. Onek has also been incarcerated for theft, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm. 

Gilbert's death was Wichita's 43rd homicide of 2018.

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