A Riley County judge has sentenced one of four individuals for his role in a 2019 fatal attempted robbery.
After pleading guilty in February, 21-year-old Dylan Hitsman, of Abilene, was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 24 years in prison on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated battery. Chief Judge Grant Bannister presided over the case.
Hitsman will serve consecutive sentences on both charges, including 253 months on the murder charge and 32 months for the aggravated battery charge. He’s also been ordered to pay more than $17,000 in restitution to the victim’s family.
Hitsman, along with his brother Jaylon, Richard Goens and Shamar Sutton were arrested following the Nov. 1, 2019 shooting death of 24-year-old Tanner Zamecnik during an attempted robbery under the guise of a marijuana sale. The killing took place at a west Manhattan apartment complex, near Claflin and Seth Child.
Cases against the other three individuals are ongoing. Each of them are charged with first-degree murder.