Resentencing in murder case delayed for jury trial


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Resentencing for a man who was convicted of a 2008 murder in Leavenworth is being delayed until jury trials can resume in Leavenworth County. Matthew Astorga’s resentencing for a first-degree murder will require a jury.

And Leavenworth County District Court is awaiting approval from the Kansas Supreme Court to resume jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic.