Archive for Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kansas man sentenced to life in prison for death of farmer

June 14, 2011


— A Salina man has been sentenced to life in prison in the slaying of a north-central Kansas farmer.

Delbert McBroom was sentenced Monday in the shooting death of 55-year-old Jeffrey Scott Noel, who was killed in March 2008 after apparently interrupting a burglary at his Portis home.

McBroom was also sentenced to 34 months for aggravated burglary and 13 months for burglary, and to pay restitution of more than $14,000.

The Hays Daily News reports that McBroom continued to insist that he was not involved in Noel's death. He says no witnesses or evidence placed him at the scene of the murder.

McBroom was the second man convicted Noel's death. Kenneth Wilson previously was sentenced to 50 years in the killing.


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