Woman Sentenced For Role In Topeka Murder

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka woman will serve just over 14 years in prison for her role in a 2013 murder.

Jamie Engstrom was convicted of conspiracy for the death of Rickey Mitchell. Mitchell was shot and killed in February 2013 at an apartment building near SW 12th and Topeka Blvd. A woman was wounded in the shooting and survived.

Engstrom also was convicted of aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment. Her sentence in Kansas will be served concurrently with time in Nebraska for charges related to a shootout with police that led to the arrest of Engstrom and her husband, Michael. Police say the couple fled to Nebraska following Mitchell's shooting. A 14-year-old child was in their vehicle with them when they were caught.

Authorities say Jamie Engstrom will be transferred to Nebraska to serve her sentence there, then returned to Kansas to serve the remainder of her term.

Michael Engstrom was sentenced to nearly nine years for crimes in Nebraska and life in prison for the murder charges in Shawnee County.


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