Kingman man found guilty of murder

KINGMAN, Kansas – The Kansas Attorney General’s Office reports a Kingman County jury on Thursday found a 48-year-old man guilty of second-degree-intentional murder in the death of another Kingman County man.

According to a release issued by Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Dean Alan Cowles of Kingman was found guilty of killing Curtis Shelton in February 2014.

In March, a second defendant, Jeffrey Hartpence, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the crime. Hartpence’s sentencing is scheduled for June 5 at 1:30 p.m.

The case was investigated by the Kingman Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorneys General Amy Hanley and Lyndzie Carter of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

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