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Farmhand sentenced in Oskaloosa murder

August 18, 2010

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Oskaloosa, Kan.

— 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.

LJWorld.com staff contributed to this story.

Comments

Danimal 3 years, 8 months ago

Didn't we used to put people like this guy to death? Dale Kingsbury offered this loser a place to live and a job out of the kindness of his heart and was savagely beaten to death in return. I hope this guy ends up living next to you if you oppose the death penalty.

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Defender 3 years, 8 months ago

I agree with both of the above posts

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