TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Authorities say one of three men convicted in the killing of a Kansas woman initially left to die in a car's trunk has been re-sentenced.
The Kansas City Star reports Joseph Mattox won't be eligible for parole for 50 years under the life sentence imposed Wednesday after he waived his right to a jury trial.
The Kansas Supreme Court tossed his original hard 50 sentence because a judge, not a jury, imposed it.
Prosecutors say 18-year-old Keighley Alyea of Overland Park, was attacked and thrown into a car's trunk in 2009 before being beaten and stabbed to death when she regained consciousness and began screaming.
Her body was found in Missouri's Cass county.