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Prisoner gets 19 ½ more years for attempted sexual assault

November 5, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for killing a Kansas teacher has been sentenced to an additional 19 ½ years for attempting to sexually assault a prison counselor.

The Hutchinson News reports that the extra time was ordered last week for 42-year-old Tanner Green. He already is serving a “Hard 50” life term for the 2000 murder of Janice Vredenburg in her Goddard home.

Green said during the hearing that he doesn’t “deserve to be in society.”

Green wrote his wife before the attack, saying he saw a woman in the Hutchinson prison that looked like her and he was going to “give himself up completely to his innermost cravings” for his birthday. The prison counselor was able to fight him off and trigger a panic alarm on her belt.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com