death penalty

Kansas Legislature
4:07 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Bill Would Speed Death Penalty Appeals

Testimony on a bill that would speed up death penalty appeals in Kansas concluded Tuesday at the state Legislature.

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.

Johnson said the bill could harm certain defense cases.

Death Penalty
4:14 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

KS Supreme Court Hears Appeals In Carr Brothers Case

The Kansas Supreme Court heard death penalty appeals Tuesday from two brothers convicted in a quadruple murder.

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Death Penalty
3:42 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Lawmaker Proposes Audit of Death Penalty Costs

The Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit will not be analyzing the costs of the state death penalty, at least for now.

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Trials
5:40 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Shawnee DA To Retry Capital Murder Case

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.

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