Archive for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Topeka man sentenced to 5 years in prison in connection with Redbud Lane shooting

February 15, 2011


Christopher Bush

Christopher Bush

A Douglas County judge Tuesday morning sentenced a 20-year-old Topeka man to serve five years and six months in prison in connection with a shooting last year outside a Lawrence apartment.

Christopher Bush had pleaded no-contest in January to aggravated battery, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and attempted aggravated robbery. Prosecutors accused him of shooting a Lawrence man on Oct. 11 in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane in an attempted robbery.

Chief District Judge Robert Fairchild followed a plea agreement both sides reached in the case to have him serve his sentences on all three counts at the same time.

His longest sentence is 66 months for aggravated battery, and Bush will get credit for the four months he has already served in jail.

Police and prosecutors have accused Jackson and three other defendants of scheming to try to rob the two Lawrence men. In January Fairchild sentenced Ashley Halstead, 22, to serve three years on probation, and the driver Desmond Jackson, 19, entered a plea last month.

The fourth defendant, Rylie Musik, 18, has a trial scheduled for April 6. Her attorney has said she was not part of the plan.


Pitt_Mackeson 7 years, 2 months ago

Maybe he'd get a few months more if he killed the guy. Kansas is too soft, as I've said before.

somedude20 7 years, 2 months ago

When a person get 10+ years for transporting marijuana and people who shoot/kill/run over and kill or injure others (drunk or not ) get less than 1 year, uno el year-o, there is a huge problem

greenworld 7 years, 2 months ago

Yeah the girl wasnt part of the plan. Yeah she was just driving around with these dudes she didnt know and everything that was discussed in the car she had earplugs in. Come on now. You gotta do better than that.

Judgesmails 7 years, 2 months ago

"Topeka man sentenced to 5 years in prison in connection with Redbud Lane shooting"

shock! gasp no way

easyliving 7 years, 2 months ago

Five years of training... Thug University

He will do better next time.

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