Oskaloosa A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for killing a northeast Kansas farmer who gave him a place to stay.
Adam Hooper will have to register for 10 years as a violent offender following his release from prison, under the sentence imposed Tuesday in Jefferson County District Court.
Hooper was convicted in April of second-degree murder in the beating death of Dale Kingsbury. The 50-year-old farmer was found dead last August in a cistern on his rural Oskaloosa property. Oskaloosa is about 22 miles north of Lawrence.
Kingsbury and his wife, Genie, had offered Hooper work as a farmhand and he was living in a tent on their property when the killing occurred.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the 267-month sentence was the maximum allowed under Kansas guidelines.