Man receives life sentences for homicides

Jose Varela Jr.

Jose Varela Jr., 28, has been sentenced in Wyandotte County District Court to two life sentences, according to a spokesman for the Wyandotte County District Attorney.

Varela received the sentences, which will run concurrently, for the deaths of Fabian Arriaga and Jose Morales in September 2017, the spokesman stated.

He must serve at least 25 years before becoming eligible to make an application for parole, the district attorney’s office stated.

Arriaga and Morales died from gunshot wounds Sept. 20, 2017, at Kensington Park, 29th and State Avenue.