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Long prison sentences upheld in McPherson County killing


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has refused to shorten the time a man will spend in prison over a November 2014 murder in McPherson County that authorities say he planned.

The court ruled unanimously Friday against Samuel Darrah of McPherson. He pleaded no contest to charges including first-degree murder and attempted aggravated kidnapping in the stabbing of James Croft.

Authorities said Darrah plotted Croft's murder because he had given Croft $3,200 to buy drugs and Croft did not supply them. A friend of Darrah's stabbed Croft.

The trial-court judge sentenced Darrah to 25 ye...

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