Wichita woman sentenced to 15 years in death of man found in car
Ariana Cook, 22, pleaded no contest in November to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping. The Sedgwick County district attorney's office said District Judge Sean Hatfield sentenced her to 184 months on Monday.
Roy Haden's body was found in a vehicle in the 1500 block of North Broadway on July 7, 2020. Court documents stated Haden died sometime between July 1 and July 6.
Also arrested in the case were 36-year-old Lawrence Bailey, 37-year-old Matthew Small and 21-year-old Carlos Delgado.
Delgado pleaded guilty last February to kidnapping and aggravated battery. A sentencing date has not been scheduled. A status conference for Matthew Small's case is scheduled for February 3, and Bailey's jury trial is scheduled to begin on June 5.
Small was initially charged with first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon by a felon. Bailey was initially arrested for first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of kidnapping in flight on commission of a crime, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated battery and criminal possession of a firearm.
According to police, Haden's death was drug related.