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District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wichita Man Sentenced to 9+ Years On Federal Firearm Charge

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 115 months in prison for committing a federal gun crime, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Robby Alan Murphy, 35, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. He entered the plea in May during the afternoon of the second day of his trial on the charges. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Murphy was armed with a handgun on April 18, 2015, when and a co-defendant attempted to rob a drug dealer at this home near Cheney, Kan.

Murphy had a previous federal firearm conviction and was prohibited from possessing a gun.

Co-defendant Byron Cadavid was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison

Beall commended the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind of their work on the case.

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Updated August 2, 2016