Topeka Man Sentenced To Life For Fatal Wreck

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
A Topeka man was sentenced to life in prison for fleeing from police and causing an accident that killed one man and injured several others.

Kody Godfrey

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Topeka man was sentenced to life in prison for fleeing from police and causing an accident that killed one man and injured several others.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Shawnee County Judge David Debenham will recommend that 34-year-old Kody Shane Godfrey serve his sentence at Larned State Hospital.

Godfrey, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was sentenced for felony first-degree murder and other charges.

Topeka police say Godfrey hit three cars at a Topeka intersection last November, killing 22-year-old Jordan Dodgen of Shawnee.

Godfrey sped off when an officer tried to make a routine traffic stop. The pursuit lasted only about 30 seconds before Godfrey's pickup hit three cars stopped at the intersection.


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