TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Topeka man was sentenced to life in prison for fleeing from police and causing an accident that killed one man and injured several others.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Shawnee County Judge David Debenham will recommend that 34-year-old Kody Shane Godfrey serve his sentence at Larned State Hospital.
Godfrey, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was sentenced for felony first-degree murder and other charges.
Topeka police say Godfrey hit three cars at a Topeka intersection last November, killing 22-year-old Jordan Dodgen of Shawnee.
Godfrey sped off when an officer tried to make a routine traffic stop. The pursuit lasted only about 30 seconds before Godfrey’s pickup hit three cars stopped at the intersection.