Kansas Man Sentenced In Unusual Fatal Beating

Christopher Belone

Christopher Belone

A 41-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to more than 36 years in prison for death of his girlfriend, who died of an infection after she was beaten with the leg of a table.

Christopher Belone was sentenced Tuesday in the 2006 death of Linda Begay of Lawrence.

It was the second time he had been sentenced in the case.


Belone was first convicted in 2006 but the Kansas Supreme Court ordered a new trial, ruling a jury should not have been allowed to hear a taped interview Begay gave investigators before she died.

Belone blames Begay’s death on his alcohol and drug use. Belone has already served more than six years in prison.