Sentence doubled in Cook murder


Local News

July 23, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Amber Boeken

Amber Boeken will spend nearly 20 years in prison — twice what Kansas sentencing guidelines prescribed — for her role in the murder of Iolan Shawn Cook.

The “double-double” rule instituted Monday by Allen County District Judge Daniel Creitz, can be handed down in special circumstances.

Boeken pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Cook’s March 2016 killing. She originally was charged with first-degree murder, but reached a plea deal with prosecutors in February 2017.

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