Crime & Courts

Man sentenced in killing of man, 86, who was showing him rental property

Boe Wayne Adams, left, and Yvonne Mosqueda are charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in connection with the April 28 death of Otto Meyer, 86.
Boe Wayne Adams, left, and Yvonne Mosqueda are charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in connection with the April 28 death of Otto Meyer, 86. Courtesy photos

A man charged with killing an 86-year-old showing him a rental property earlier this year was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

Boe Wayne Adams, 28, pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, theft and forgery in the April 28 stabbing death of Otto Meyer of Wichita. Meyer was found dead in one of his rental homes in the 800 block of North Chautauqua, near Hillside and Murdock, by an acquaintance that day. His pickup was missing; authorities later found it at an apartment complex in Wichita.

Adams and 19-year-old Yvonne Mosqueda were arrested in connection with the killing after trying to cash a check drawn on Meyer’s account, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Thursday. The life sentence carries parole eligibility after 50 years.

Adams will be sent back to Iowa to finish serving a prison sentence there before he begins serving the life sentence imposed in Meyer’s killing, the district attorney’s office said.

Mosqueda remains in the Sedgwick County Jail while awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and theft. She is next due in court Sept. 20.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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