Sentencing has been continued in the case of a Lansing man who pleaded guilty to attempting to commit murder during a drug deal in rural Leavenworth County.

Sentencing has been continued in the case of a Lansing man who pleaded guilty to attempting to commit murder during a drug deal in rural Leavenworth County.

Andrew G. Foderaro, 21, was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court. But the hearing was continued because Foderaro had not yet returned from Larned State Security Hospital, where he underwent an evaluation.

Sentencing was continued to Oct. 18.

Foderaro pleaded guilty in February 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 in the case called 911 to report he had been shot. The victim told authorities 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.

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

Prosecution and defense attorneys plan to make a joint recommendation for a sentence of 10 years and 11 months as part of the plea agreement in the case.

At the time of Foderaro’s plea, defense attorney Carl Cornwell requested that his client be evaluated at Larned State Security Hospital before the sentencing.

Deputy County Attorney Joan Lowdon said Wednesday the evaluation has been completed, but the defendant was not returned to Leavenworth County in time for the hearing.

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