A Wichita mom will serve 16 years, three months in prison for murdering a man who allegedly beat her grownup son with a baseball bat in 2020, a Sedgwick County decide dominated Wednesday.
District Judge Jeffrey Syrios imposed the prison sentence after denying a request for probation from Amber Kay Ahrens’ lawyer, saying there was “no substantial and compelling basis” to grant her leniency in connection with the deadly capturing of 53-year-old David Leddy on June 17, 2020.
Police have stated Ahrens confronted Leddy exterior of his Wichita house at 1214 N. Pinecrest after he attacked her 19-year-old son for being at his home. She left an area on line casino and drove round trying for her son earlier than combating with Leddy in his driveway, police stated.
Ahrens, 43, claimed she pulled a revolver from her purse and shot Leddy within the head above his left ear after he threatened to beat her, too — circumstances protection lawyer Gerard Scott argued ought to lead to Ahrens getting a break.
“Mr. Leddy was an aggressor or participant in the criminal conduct associated with the crime of conviction,” Scott stated in a written movement filed forward of Wednesday’s sentencing.
“Amber Ahrens is a caring compassionate person who often puts others first. Caring compassionate people are capable of great rage in situations when they perceive others have suffered wrongs. … What happened the night of this case was the perfect storm for her acting out on her fear and anger.”
After capturing Leddy, Ahrens left his house with a good friend and tossed the revolver in a vacant lot, in accordance to her arrest affidavit. Police arrested her three weeks later after witnesses who knew her by the title “Odyssey” recognized her.
She pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide and prison possession of a weapon by a convicted felon forward of her Nov. 15 jury trial.
In addition to serving the 195-month sentence, Ahrens should pay $1,772.63 in restitution to the Crime Victims Compensation Board, DA spokesman Dan Dillon stated. She’ll even be supervised for three years after she’s launched from prison, he stated.