Sentencing Postponed For Defendant On Federal Gun Charge

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

Sentencing on a federal gun charge for one of nine defendants in a Topeka murder has been postponed.

Michael Wilkins was to be sentenced Monday for a count of felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson granted a request to postpone that to March 17th.

Wilkins is due in Shawnee County District Court Friday for a pretrial hearing. He's charged in district court with first degree felony murder and aggravated robbery for the July 2011 shooting death of Natalie Gibson in what prosecutors say was a hold-up gone wrong.

His trial is set for February 3rd. However, a spokesperson for the Shawnee County District Attorney's office told 13 News they expect the trial and Friday's hearing also to be postponed.

Eight other people accused in the incident have been convicted.


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