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Kan. man convicted of kicking girlfriend to death

Published on -7/12/2013, 11:05 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 42-year-old Wichita man who kicked his girlfriend 20 to 30 times with steel-toed boots will be sentenced in August for first-degree murder in her death.

A Sedgwick County jury on Thursday convicted Anson Bernhardt for the September death of 38-year-old Amber Kostner, who was still breathing when Bernhardt left her on the side of a road in Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/15mm60u ) that during the trial, jurors watched Bernhardt admit the crime to sheriff's deputies.

Prosecutors said Bernhardt kicked Kostner after the two had quarreled in a bar about breaking up. Defense attorneys did not dispute that Bernhardt killed Kostner but had argued for a lesser charge, saying the death was not intentional or premeditated.

Bernhardt will be sentenced Aug. 15.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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