Lawrence man sentenced to 6 years in prison for attempted murder

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Lawrence man sentenced to 6 years in prison for attempted murder

Cheryl Cadue | PIO

May 26, 2023 2:41 pm

Updated: August 18, 2023 4:30 pm

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Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Adam B. Amyx Jr., 38, of Lawrence, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for attempted second-degree murder of a female passerby he tried to throw into the Kansas River. 

Judge Stacey Donovan sentenced Amyx, who pleaded no contest to the charge in March, to 72 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections.

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred on or about April 14, 2022. Amyx lifted a then 21-year-old woman over the bridge railing when the woman passed Amyx as she walked north bound on the south-bound bridge. The woman kicked Amyx several times and was able to run away when Amyx released his hold.

“Keeping our streets safe is a top priority for my office and those who threaten that safety will be held accountable,” District Attorney Suzanne Valdez said.

The State was represented by Senior Assistant District Attorney David Greenwald. The case was investigated by the Lawrence Police Department.

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