A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for killing his girlfriend.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the sentence for 23-year-old Trevor William Adkins was handed down Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in November to intentional second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Lacie Atchison.
Atchison’s body was found at the top of a wheelchair ramp outside their home in September. She had been stabbed 50 times.
Officers were called after neighbors reported seeing a naked man fighting with another man in the neighborhood. The couple’s young daughter was inside the home but was not hurt.
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Adkins told police he was on a “bad trip” after consuming methamphetamine and other drugs.
Adkins was originally charged with first-degree murder before reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.