Fort Riley Soldier Sentenced To Life In Prison

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A Fort Riley soldier charged with the shooting death of a Kansas National Guard member will face life in prison following a sentencing held Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court.

Daniel Parker (26) was charged with first degree murder, after shooting 21 year-old Frederick Beverly on the morning of January 1st, 2012.

Judge David L. Stutzman saw the case. Prosecuting State Attorney Barry Disney requested a sentence of 59 months for criminal discharge of a firearm, as well as a minimum of 20 years for first degree murder.

Defense Attorney Ron Evans asked that the sentences not stack.

Parker was sentenced to 59 months for criminal discharge of a firearm, which will be served concurrently with a life sentence for first degree murder.