2013 News Releases

Man sentenced to 5 years for involuntary manslaughter

Release Date: Feb 20, 2013

David TirrellCOLUMBUS – (February 20, 2013) – A Scammon man today was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

David Tirrell, 35, was sentenced today to 60 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Oliver Kent Lynch in Cherokee County District Court after being convicted in January of involuntary manslaughter. The charge stemmed from a drug sale that resulted in the overdose death of Jordan Krokroskia.

The case was investigated by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Amanda Voth of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

As a result of this case, Attorney General Schmidt has proposed legislation to increase penalties for those who distribute illegal drugs that cause great bodily harm or death. That legislation, House Bill 2044, is currently under consideration in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Photo courtesy of Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

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