2014 News Releases

Hutchinson man sentenced to 21 years for attempted murder

Release Date: Jul 28, 2014

HUTCHINSON – (July 28, 2014) – A Hutchinson man was sentenced today to more than 21 years in prison for the attempted first-degree murder of the Reno County district attorney, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Michael Sherman, 27, was sentenced to 253 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by District Judge Trish Rose. In June, a Reno County jury convicted Sherman of attempted first-degree murder. Judge Rose ordered today’s sentence to run consecutive to Sherman’s previous sentence of 165 months in prison for aggravated criminal sodomy.

The charge stemmed from an incident in July 2013 when Sherman attacked Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder during a court hearing. Assistant Attorney General Steve Karrer prosecuted the case.

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