Man’s sentencing delayed in fatal shooting of 9-year-old stepbrother

A Kansas man convicted of fatally shooting his 9-year-old stepbrother will not be sentenced until December.

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Velez was scheduled to be sentenced Monday for second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Kaden Harper at the family’s home near Assaria.

Sentencing was rescheduled for Dec. 1 after his attorney, Mitch Christians, said he needed more time to review records for Velez from Larned State Hospital.

The Salina Journal reports ( ) prosecutors say Velez shot his stepbrother while they were arguing about doing chores. He has at Larned for treatment since pleading guilty.


Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal,