Edward Gordon was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for the second-degree murder of Jamey Richardson.

Edward Gordon was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for the second-degree murder of Jamey Richardson.
Gordon was found guilty of second-degree murder after entering a plea deal, part of which included testimony against co-defendants Samuel Becker and Aaron Graham.
But Gordon was never called to the stand by the prosecution in the Becker case, though Becker was found guilty of 11 of 12 counts, including felony murder, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. He was then sentenced to life plus 68 months in Cherokee County District Court.
Gordon never testified against Graham either — after the Becker decision, Graham elected to enter a plea deal as well, pleading guilty to first-degree murder. Graham’s sentencing is set for September, when he will likely receive life imprisonment, with the possibility for parole in 20 years.
On Jan. 30, 2007, Richardson was found dead in a car in front of a house at 202 E. 20th Street in Baxter Springs.
Richardson was killed during a confrontation between he and the three defendants in regards to the theft, at Gordon’s house in Baxter Springs, of a safe which contained marijuana and approximately $5,000 in cash.