On Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court Friday ordered a new sentencing hearing for 29-year-old Mattox, who was convicted of kidnapping and murder of an Overland Park teenager back in 2009.
He was sentenced to a lifetime in prison, but the sentence was thrown out on Friday by the judge.
The same ruling was made in the case of Dustin Hilt, who was also involved in the murder case; but he was again sentenced to “Hard 50” sentence back in 2015.
Both offenders are cousins and Hilt was Alyea’s former boyfriend, who was murdered.
In the September of 2009, she was kidnapped and beaten to death. They used a pipe to beat the girl and they threw her in the trunk of the vehicle.