Man Charged In Murder Case Sentenced On Federal Charges

Michael Wilkins was among nine people charged in the death of a Topeka woman. He was sentenced Friday on a federal firearms charge.

Michael Wilkins (Source: Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The last of nine suspects charged in the 2011 murder of Natalie Gibson in Topeka was sentenced Friday in federal court and the state's case against him was ended.

Michael Wilkins was sentenced to four years and nine months for a federal felon in possession of a firearm charge. He was also sentenced to seven years, nine months on an aggravated robbery charge that is unrelated to the Gibson murder. The sentences will be served consecutively.

State charges against Wilkins connected to Gibson's death were dropped Friday.

Gibson was shot to death in the driveway of her home three years ago. Her partner was wounded, but survived. Prosecutors say the shooting arose from a robbery attempt.

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