WICHITA – A man convicted of running over and killing a Wichita man trying to retrieve a stolen truck has been sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Edward Ladish was sentenced Friday in the death of 25-year-old Shawn Palmer.
Ladish was found guilty last year of second-degree murder, aggravated battery and theft.
Prosecutors say Palmer and his brother saw Ladish driving the truck on July 5, 2014, at a south Wichita QuikTrip.
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Police say when Ladish tried to drive away, the brothers held onto the truck.
Palmer eventually fell off and was run over. He later died of his injuries. His brother was treated for his injuries.