Convicted Killer's Sentencing Pushed Back To November

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani
Last month, 25-year-old Troy Robinson was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the stabbing death of Oma Bennet in her apartment.

Troy Robinson was convicted of killing Oma "Shannon" Bennett in December 2012 (Source: Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The penalty phase in a Topeka murder trial has been delayed several months.

Last month, 25-year-old Troy Robinson was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the stabbing death of Oma Bennet in her apartment.

Sentencing had been originally set for Monday, but a Shawnee Co. District Court judge agreed to a defense request to delay it until November 3rd.

However, the judge denied Robinson's objection to having a jury consider a Hard 50 sentence along with a request to convene a new jury for the penalty phase.

Posted by: Nick Viviani


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