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Newton woman charged with giving guns to Hesston shooter

(Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office)
(Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office)(WIBW)
Published: Feb. 26, 2016 at 5:22 PM CST
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A 28-year-old Newton woman has been charged with transferring guns to Cedric Ford, the man responsible for the mass shooting in south-central Kansas on Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Sarah T. Hopkins knew Ford was not allowed to own guns when she gave him a Zastava Serbia, AK-47 type semi-automatic rifle and a Glock Model 22 40-caliber handgun.

Ford had all three guns with him when he was shot and killed by police after the shootings that killed three people and injured 18 more, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

A wedding registry on

showing a Sarah Hopkins and Cedric Ford were set to be married in May of last year.

If convicted, Hopkins faces up to 10 years in a federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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