Woman faces sentencing in Kansas factory shooting case

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Posted: Nov 26, 2016 10:04 AM
Woman faces sentencing in Kansas factory shooting case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who gave her ex-boyfriend the guns he used in February's mass shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory will return to federal court for sentencing.

The defense attorney for Sarah Hopkins has filed a sealed sentencing memorandum that includes her psychological evaluation in advance of Monday's hearing.

Earlier filings contended she suffered from PTSD and battered woman's syndrome at the time of the offenses.

Prosecutors say Hopkins gave a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun to Cedric Ford, who used those weapons Feb. 25 in a shooting at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston that killed three people and wounded 14. Ford was killed by police.

Hopkins has pleaded guilty to not alerting authorities that a convicted felon unlawfully possessed firearms.

Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose her request for probation.