Murder Suspect Sentenced for Nebraska Robbery

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A man suspected in a Kansas slaying has been sentenced to up to 107 years for robbing a convenience store and leading police on a chase in southeast Nebraska.

Johnson County Attorney Julie Smith says Michael Engstrom was sentenced Monday for last February's convenience store robbery in Pawnee City and chase.

Engstrom was sentenced to 60 to 75 years for firing at officers during the chase. He was also sentenced to 15 to 20 years for robbery and 8 to 12 years for a weapons charge.

Engstrom faces a murder charge in Kansas and authorities in Topeka are expected to pursue extradition.

Engstrom and his wife are accused of killing 35-year-old Ricky Mitchell and wounding a woman last Feb. 13. Jamie Engstrom is already in Kansas custody.

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