WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita woman who fatally shot a man accused of beating her adult son with a baseball bat has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison.
The Wichita Eagle reports that a judge on Wednesday sentenced 43-year-old Amber Ahrens for the 2020 shooting death of 53-year-old David Leddy. Ahrens had pleaded guilty in November to second-degree murder and a weapons count in Leddy’s death. Police have said the shooting happened June 17, 2020, after Ahrens’ 19-year-old son and Leddy had fought earlier in the day.
Ahrens has said she shot Leddy in the head after she confronted him and he threatened to beat her, too.