Hutchinson man convicted of first-degree murder
A 34-year-old Hutchinson man has been convicted in the shooting death of another man.
The Reno County attorney’s office says Brennan Trass was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the August 2015 death of 24-year-old Jose Morales in Hutchinson.
Trass also was convicted of criminal possession of a firearm by a felon. He’s expected to be sentenced next month to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 51 years.
Investigators say Morales was shot three times in the back as he removed drugs from a safe. Investigators testified Trass fired off other rounds as he ran from the house.
KAKE-TV reports Kansas Department of Corrections records show Trass has prior convictions of aggravated burglary, obstruction and unlawful voluntary sexual relations.
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