Keith Hawkins, who pleaded guilty to murder, will be sentenced at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 Judge Marilyn Wilder’s courtroom on the second floor of the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main St. in Newton.
On Dec. 8, Hawkins pleaded guilty to the Aug. 8 murders of 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and her 4-year-old daughter, Zaylynn Paz.
Hawkins, 20, entered a plea bargain. He pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder, while two counts of first-degree murder were dismissed. He faces life in prison without parole for the capital murder count.