Years Added to Sentence for Assault of Guard

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Wichita man serving a hard-50 prison sentence for murder has received an additional 22 years for trying to kill a Hutchinson Correctional Facility guard in 2010.

The Hutchinson News reports Dajuan Wilkerson was convicted in August of attempted second-degree murder in the July 2010 attack on former Sgt. William Kendall.

Reno County District Judge Timothy Chambers said Friday the additional term might not make any difference on whether the 37-year-old inmate ever gets out of prison. He said the new sentence sends a message that such attacks have real consequences.

Kendall told Wilkerson he's not angry, though he sometimes gets upset over things he can no longer do.

Wilkerson has spent the last three years in solitary confinement because of the attack.

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