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Guilty verdict in slaying of Kansas farmer

PORTIS, Kan. | A Salina man has been found guilty in the 2008 slaying of a farmer in north-central Kansas.

An Osborne County jury convicted Kenneth Wilson on Tuesday of the shooting death of farmer Jeffrey Scott Noel.

Prosecutors say Wilson will be sentenced June 23 on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, burglary of a residence and criminal possession of a firearm.

Noel was killed with his own gun during a March 2008 burglary at his home near Portis. His cell phone and $50 were stolen.

Prosecutors say Wilson was linked to the killing through DNA evidence found on a cigarette at the scene.

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