Jun 28, 2020 1:00 AM

Hitman sentenced for attempted murder of 2 Kansas men

Posted Jun 28, 2020 1:00 AM
Turner -photo Sedgwick County
Turner -photo Sedgwick County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Nevada man has been sentenced in Wichita for trying to kill two men.

 District Judge Bruce Brown sentenced Cardell Turner, 52, of Las Vegas, to 837 months in prison. A jury found Turner guilty of attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

On August 14, 2018, Turner drove up next to two men in the 2500 block of S. Greenwood, pointed a handgun at them, and pulled the trigger several times. The gun did not fire.

During the trial last August in Judge Brown's courtroom, evidence showed Turner was hired by a man to drive from Nevada to Wichita and murder a man who lived on Greenwood. Testimony at trial revealed that Turner's handgun misfired because the wrong ammunition was in the gun.

The man who allegedly hired Turner is in prison in another state, according to the district attorney's office.