Crime & Courts

Man who killed 91-year-old during police chase sentenced

James Dexter, 91, died after his car was hit by a man driving a stolen vehicle in 2016.
James Dexter, 91, died after his car was hit by a man driving a stolen vehicle in 2016.

The man who killed a 91-year-old Wichitan with a stolen car in 2016 has been ordered to serve life in prison, said Dan Dillon, spokesman for the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office.

Alex Dee Davis, 20, was fleeing from police in a Volkswagen Jetta when he slammed into James Dexter's Ford Fusion at 21st and Arkansas in October 2016. The crash happened 14 seconds after an officer saw Davis run a stop sign and started chasing him. The impact broke Dexter's ribs and other bones and lacerated internal organs. He died at a Wichita hospital.

A jury convicted Davis of seven crimes, including first-degree felony murder, in May. A judge sentenced him Friday. He could get out of prison in as little as 32 years.

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