Kansan Gets Life Sentence For Mistaken ID Killing

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ A 33-year-old man will likely spend life in prison for the murder of a Hutchinson wife and mother in what prosecutors called a case of mistaken identity.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/Zp8vXM ) Charles Christopher Logsdon was removed from the courtroom during Friday's sentencing while yelling that he was ``completely innocent.''

Logsdon was convicted last month of first-degree murder and four other charges in the June 2011 death of 27-year-old Jennifer Heckel. The victim was shot multiple times inside her Hutchinson home as her 5-year-old son watched the Disney Channel in another room.

Prosecutors said Heckel was shot by someone who entered her home by mistake and that the real target was a 25-year-old methamphetamine dealer.

Another defendant, 50-year-old Billy Joe Craig Jr., still faces trial.
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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com


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