TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — One of the men charged in a March triple homicide will likely serve three Hard 50 sentences.
Joseph Krahn appeared in a Shawnee Co. courtroom Friday afternoon where he pleaded No Contest to a trio of first-degree murder charges. He will be sentenced next month. Krahn, 34, where he is expected to receive three consecutive Hard 50 life sentences, meaning he wouldn't be eligible for parole until at least the year 2167.
Shawnee Co. District Attorney Mike Kagay said his office was considering Capitol Murder charges, which would have made him eligible for the death penalty if found guilty, but that decision was never finalized.
Krahn was charged with killing Nichole Fisher, Mathew Leavitt and Luke Davis, who were all found dead on March 12th, inside a home in the 100 block of NW Grant.
Three other men, Bryan Flowers, Joseph Lowry and Shane Mays, will stand trial for the north Topeka slayings. They are charged with two counts of murder. Krahn was the only one charged in the deaths of all three victims.
A fifth person, Kora Liles is charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated assault.
A sixth suspect, Codi Cunningham received a suspended sentence for obstructing apprehension and interference.
CORRECTION: Initial reports indicated Joseph Lowry's last name was spelled 'Lowery.' This story has been updated to reflect the proper spelling.