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Judge hands down life sentence for Topeka killer

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A Topeka man convicted of killing a driver will spend his young and middle-aged life in prison.

A Shawnee County District Court judge sentenced Zachary Buck-Schrag, 23, to life in prison Monday afternoon. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 37-year-old Travis Larsen, stemming from an an altercation at a Kwik Shop near Washburn University. Buck-Schrag claimed he shot Larsen in self-defense after he followed Buck-Schrag in a car chase and rammed him.

Buck-Schrag won't be eligible for parole until he's 71, nearly 49 years into his life sentence, according to District Attorney Mike Kagay.


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