Goddard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for First-Degree Murder of Mother

Wichita, Kan. – A Goddard man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2021 beating death of his mother has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 653 months, which is over 50 years. The sentencing comes after a guilty verdict was reached by a Sedgwick County jury two months ago. The tragic incident occurred when the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at the home of 67-year-old Denyce Briet in October 2021, following a report of a medical emergency.

Upon arrival at the home, deputies found Briet with obvious signs of trauma to her body, prompting them to forcefully enter the residence. The investigation that followed led detectives to establish probable cause for the arrest of the defendant, whose actions have devastated a family and shocked the local community.

The sentencing of the Goddard man marks the end of a painful chapter for the family and friends of Denyce Briet, who was the victim of a heinous crime. The life sentence reflects the severity of the crime committed and serves as a form of justice for the victim and her loved ones. Moving forward, this tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance in reporting any suspicions of domestic violence or abuse, as it could potentially save lives.

In conclusion, the sentencing of the defendant for the first-degree murder of his mother brings closure to a harrowing case. The impact of this tragedy resonates in the community and serves as a sobering reminder of the need to address and prevent instances of domestic violence. As the legal process concludes, the memory of Denyce Briet lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.