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Archive for Friday, January 16, 2009

Man gets life in prison for KCK slayings

January 16, 2009

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— A Wyandotte County man has received life in prison for killing his pregnant ex-wife, her unborn child and the woman’s 8-month-old daughter last year.

Andrew Guerrero avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty in November to capital murder in the February 2008 shooting deaths of Nicollette Lyons and 8-month-old Leah Lyons-Reed.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder in the death of Lyons’ unborn child under the state’s Alexa’s Law, which makes it a crime to kill or injure an unborn child during an attack on the mother.

Wyandotte County District Judge Robert Burns on Thursday sentenced Guerrero to life in prison with no chance of parole for killing Lyons and the 8-month-old, and life with parole eligibility in 20 years for the unborn child’s death.

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