After pleading guilty to a charge of second degree murder on April 16th, Layton Tapscott faced sentencing on Friday. Judge Mike Schilling ordered Tapscott to pay $150,000 to the estate of Julian Menke and also sentenced him to 50 years in prison for the murder of Menke. He will be required to serve at least 35 year before he is eligible for parole.
Tapscott will be incarcerated at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale, where he will be required to submit a DNA sample to the Department of Public Safety. In his order, Schilling said if Tapscott appeals, he is not eligible for bond.