WICHITA — A Wichita man was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole for more than 40 years in the May 12, 2008, murder of Wichita businessman Jim Collins.
"I don't have anything to say," Kedrin Littlejohn told District Judge Terry Pullman before the sentence was imposed.
Pullman sentenced Littlejohn to life on a first-degree murder conviction, then tacked on 23 more years for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.
Pullman ordered the sentences to run consecutively. That means Littlejohn must serve a minimum of 20 years on the murder sentence before he can start serving time on the other counts.
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A co-defendant, Shannon Bogguess, 27, is serving a similar life sentence at the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Prosecutors said Bogguess performed odd jobs at Collins' business, Marquee Motors, which built custom luxury cars.
They said Collins, 55, was shot and abducted from the business in a black Hummer during a botched robbery. They said he briefly escaped but was shot again and then run over by the Hummer.
During his trial, Littlejohn said he was an unwilling participant in the crime. His lawyer asked that the sentences run concurrently, insisting that Littlejohn feared for his life when Bogguess was committing the crimes.
For more on this story, see Saturday's Wichita Eagle.