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Olathe murder victim’s mom asks judge to let teen killer hug mother before prison

Olathe teen sentenced to 18 years for second-degree murder of friend

Isaiah Wisinger, 18, was sentenced to 219 months in prison for second-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault. He pleaded guilty to all charges which followed the shooting death of Daniel Bowden, 17, last year.
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Isaiah Wisinger, 18, was sentenced to 219 months in prison for second-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault. He pleaded guilty to all charges which followed the shooting death of Daniel Bowden, 17, last year.

An Olathe teen was sentenced Thursday to just over eighteen years in prison for the second-degree murder of his friend. The victim’s mother asked that he be given a chance to hug his own mother before he is sent to prison.

Isaiah Wisinger, 18, pleaded guilty in March to the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Daniel Bowden and three counts of aggravated robbery.

Daniel was shot last year in an Olathe parking lot in the 100 block of South Clairborne Road. He died after being taken to a hospital. Two other men were charged in connection to the death. They were Malik Jamal Delva, 22, and Angelo Vicenzo Monteleone, 19.

According to court records, Daniel was shot during a June 15, 2018, confrontation between the young men involving a drug sale and attempted armed robbery.

Wisinger apologized to the Bowden family while testifying at his own sentencing Thursday.

“I will miss my 20s but Daniel will miss his entire life,” Wisinger said.

Daniel’s mother, Patricia Bowden, also spoke in court Thursday.

“I respectfully request the court give Isaiah’s mom a few moments to hug and kiss her son before Isaiah’s sentence,” Bowden said.

It was unclear if that wish would be fulfilled.

Judge Thomas E. Foster said it will be up to the Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.


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