The Kansas Supreme Court heard death penalty appeals Tuesday from two brothers convicted in a quadruple murder.
Reginald and Jonathan Carr were convicted for the murders that took place in Wichita in 2000.
Reginald Carr's attorney, Debra Wilson, said her client's trial wasn't fair because the brothers were tried together. She said that Reginald had to effectively defend himself against the state and his brother. Wilson also said her client wasn't able to take the stand to defend himself.
“There’s certainly room for reasonable doubt if Reginald had been allowed to defend himself, and if he'd been allowed to fully answer and explain the state’s case against him,” Wilson said.
An attorney for the state said some of the testimony Reginald Carr wanted to introduce wasn't admissible in court, but he could still have taken the stand to defend himself against the allegations.