Wichita man sentenced to Hard 50 for killing wife, dumping body

WICHITA, Kan.(KWCH) A Wichita man was sentenced Thursday to the Hard 50 for stabbing his wife to death and dumping her body in a dumpster behind a liquor store.

District Judge Faith Maughan sentenced Donnell Stafford, 31, to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years.

Stafford was found guilty on Oct. 22 of first-degree murder and two counts of cruelty to animals. He was also sentenced to one year in jail on each cruelty charge which will run concurrently with the life sentence.

Last spring, the body of Leuh Moore was found in a dumpster outside The Cave liquor store near South Seneca and Merton.

The cause of death was a stab wound to the neck.

Police say Stafford also stabbed two pit bulls that lived with him and Moore at a home they shared together.

Stafford was arrested two days later in Davenport, Iowa when an Iowa state trooper saw a car with a stolen license tag from Wichita, Kansas.