Kansas man sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two individuals in 2020

Cherokee County, KANSAS – According to the court documents, his name is Mark Hopkins and he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years.

Prosecutors said the 30-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree premeditated murder for the deaths of Blaze Swank and Kylan Shook.

The crime occurred in June 2020.

Hopkins has related charges against another defendant that remain pending.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.