Ex-Girlfriend Charged With Giving Guns to Kansas Shooter

The assault weapon and handgun may have been acquired illegally

A Kansas woman was charged Friday with giving guns to the felon who shot up a Kansas plant, federal prosecutors said.

Sarah T. Hopkins, 28, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of transferring the AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle and a Glock 40-caliber handgun to ex-boyfriend Cedric Ford, 38, NBC News reports.

Ford killed three people and wounded 14 Thursday at Excel Industries in Hesston, where he was killed as well.

Prosecutors said Hopkins knew Ford was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have the firearms. Court records show that Ford was a felon who previously lived in Miami and was on probation with a series of convictions in Florida, including burglary in 2000.

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