Amber Boeken will spend nearly 20 years in prison twice what Kansas sentencing guidelines prescribed for her role in the murder of Iolan Shawn Cook.
The double-double rule instituted Monday by Allen County District Judge Daniel Creitz, can be handed down in special circumstances.
Boeken pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Cooks March 2016 killing. She originally was charged with first-degree murder, but reached a plea deal with prosecutors in February 2017.
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