Victim was Travis Larsen, formerly of Augusta
A Shawnee County District Court judge Monday sentenced convicted murderer Zachary Buck-Schrag, who turned 22 in December, to a prison term expected to keep him ineligible for parole until he is at least 71.
Judge Mark Braun sentenced Buck-Schrag to life in prison.
District Attorney Mike Kagay said Buck-Schrag won’t be eligible for parole until he has served at least 586 months, which amounts to 48 years and 10 months.
Jurors after a four-day trial in February had convicted Buck-Schrag of four crimes linked to the Jan. 14, 2018, gunshot slaying of 37-year-old Travis Larsen, formerly of Augusta, Kan.
Larsen was found suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to the head in January 2018 in a vehicle that had left the roadway near S.W. 22nd Park and Mulvane, just south of Washburn University.
Buck-Schrag contended he’d shot Larsen in self-defense.
He was convicted in the case of:
• First-degree murder committed during an inherently dangerous felony.
• An alternative charge of reckless second-degree murder.
• Aggravated assault.
• Criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle.
• Criminal possession of a firearm.
Buck-Schrag faced a presumptive life sentence on the first-degree murder conviction, which meant he couldn’t have been eligible for parole on that count until he’d served 25 years.