Holton man sentenced to 155 months for murder of his father

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Derrick Bohnenkemper

HOLTON, Kan. (KSNT) – A Holton man accused of killing his 73-year-old father in 2018, then firing at Jackson County sheriff deputies was sentenced today for the 2018 second-degree murder of his father.

Derrick Bohnenkemper was sentenced to 155 months with credit for the 871 days already served.

With time served Bohnenkemper will serve approximately another 10 years, 9 months.

Court costs and attorney fees were waived.

Bohnenkemper was credited with 871 days already served.

Belveal Law represented Bohnenkemper and asked that his medication be sustained.

“This was a tragedy all around,” Jennifer Bohnenkemper told the court.

On Dec. 9, Derrick Bohnenkemper plead no contest to shooting and killing his father, Gaylen Bohnenkemper, 73, in September of 2018 at their Holton home.

Because Bohenkemper plead “no contest” his case went directly to the sentencing phase.

Bohnenkemper plead no contest to intentional second degree murder, a level 1 person felony.

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