death penalty en Kansas House Rejects Death Penalty Bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kansas House has rejected a bill that would have sped up death penalty appeals.</p><p>Some House members say they oppose the bill because they believe the courts should control the speed of the cases.</p><p>Buhler Representative Steven Becker opposes the bill because the death penalty measure has not gone through the normal process of committee review and a hearing before the full House.</p><p>"I think a bill of that magnitude needs to go through all the proper channels to make sure we all have a voice in it," Becker says.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:05:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 33894 at Kansas House Rejects Death Penalty Bill Bill Would Speed Death Penalty Appeals <p>Testimony on a bill that would speed up death penalty appeals in Kansas concluded Tuesday at the state Legislature.</p><p>A staff member with the attorney general's office told a Senate committee that long filings and delays often extend the process. But Sarah Johnson, a defense attorney who has worked on death penalty cases, said the cases are very complex and a lot of time is needed to prepare.</p><p>Johnson said the bill could harm certain defense cases.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:07:18 +0000 Stephen Koranda 29181 at KS Supreme Court Hears Appeals In Carr Brothers Case <p>The Kansas Supreme Court heard death penalty appeals Tuesday from two brothers convicted in a quadruple murder. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:14:42 +0000 Stephen Koranda 27778 at Lawmaker Proposes Audit of Death Penalty Costs <p>The Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit will not be analyzing the costs of the state death penalty, at least for now. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:42:51 +0000 Stephen Koranda 20838 at Shawnee DA To Retry Capital Murder Case <p></p><p>A Kansas prosecutor says he's planning to retry a capital murder suspect rather than ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the man's convictions for killing two women in Topeka. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:40:25 +0000 Associated Press 16123 at