A Lansing man has pleaded guilty to attempting to commit murder during a drug deal in rural Leavenworth County.

A Lansing man has pleaded guilty to attempting to commit murder during a drug deal in rural Leavenworth County.

Andrew G. Foderaro, 20, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted first-degree murder, possession of cocaine, a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.

The charges stemmed from an Oct. 27, 2017, incident in the rural Easton area.

The victim called 911 to report he had been shot. The victim told authorities that he had been contacted by Foderaro, who reportedly wanted to purchase drugs.

During the drug deal, Foderaro reportedly fired shots after the victim requested payment. The victim suffered two gunshot wounds, according to information reviewed in court Friday by Deputy County Attorney Joan Lowdon.

Authorities recovered drugs as well a stolen handgun from a cornfield where they reportedly had been discarded by Foderaro after the shooting.

Foderaro entered the guilty plea Friday in Leavenworth County District Court as part of a plea agreement.

The prosecution and defense attorneys in the case believe Foderaro could face a standard sentence of nearly 13 years in prison under state sentencing guidelines. But they plan to make a joint recommendation for a sentence of 10 years and 11 months as part of the plea agreement.

Foderaro’s attorney, Carl Cornwell, made a request that his client be evaluated at the Larned State Security Hospital prior to his sentencing.

Lowdon did not object to the motion.

Because evaluation is anticipated to take some time, sentencing is scheduled for June 14.

“Drugs are at the root of almost all of our crimes,” County Attorney Todd Thompson said in a news release. “We need to continue to fight this epidemic, and try to help those who suffer from these horrible addictions.”

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