OSKALOOSA, Kan. | A man who killed a northeast Kansas farmer who had offered him a place to stay faces sentencing for second-degree murder.
Thirty-six-year-old Adam Hooper will be sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County court in the August 2009 death of Dale Kingsbury. Kingsbury's beaten body was found in a cistern on his rural Oskaloosa farm.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that at the time, Hooper was living in a tent on Kingsbury's land in exchange for work as a farmhand.
Hooper was convicted in April of second-degree murder.
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Hooper's defense team and his mother say the court should take his mental illness into account during sentencing.
But Kingsbury widow, Genie, says she wants him to receive prison time for his crime.