Kansas woman requests missing evidence for retrial

She faces first-degree murder charges

July 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm

A Kansas woman who's representing herself in a double-homicide case says she's missing thousands of pages and more than 100 CDs of evidence.

A status conference was held Thursday to determine scheduling the retrial of Dana Chandler. Chandler faces charges of first-degree murder in the 2002 slayings of her ex-husband, Michael Sisco, and his fiancee, Karen Harkness.

Chandler says she wants the missing evidence from the prosecution before moving forward.

The Kansas Supreme Court vacated Chandler's 2012 conviction in April on the basis of prosecutorial misconduct by former Shawnee County Deputy District Attorney Jacqie Spradling. District Attorney Mike Kagay inherited the case, and decided in May that he would retry Chandler on the charges.

A tentative trial date has been scheduled for Oct. 1.

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