Kan. man appeals sentence in stepfather’s killing

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man who admitted killing his stepfather at the urging of his mother is appealing his sentence to the Kansas Supreme Court.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1biyQYi ) reports that Scott Michael Mosher is fighting the district court’s decision to run sentences for first-degree murder and conspiracy consecutively. Mosher received a hard 20 term for the murder, meaning he would have to serve 20 years in prison before being eligible for parole, and was sentenced to 117 months for the conspiracy conviction.

The appeal is scheduled to be heard next week.

Prosecutors have said Mosher’s mother, Gerald Eberhardt, wanted someone to kill her 51-year-old husband, Gerald Eberhardt, and turned to her son in 2009 when another man refused to commit the homicide for $2,000. Eberhart pleaded guilty earlier.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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