Death Penalty

March 23, 2019 - 10:27 am
The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters. No one — not even Kahler's attorneys — disputes that he killed the four relatives. Instead, his lawyers argue that he was...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:34 pm
A Kansas House committee has narrowly voted to keep the state's death penalty law in place. The Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee voted 7-6 on Friday to reject a bill to repeal the state's 1994 capital punishment law. A bipartisan group of 33 lawmakers sponsored the measure. The bill would...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree plans to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing two sheriff's deputies. Dupree said Friday during a hearing for Antoine Fielder, 30, that he will pursue the death penalty. Fielder is charged with capital murder in the deaths of...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:55 am
A man whose abduction of a 10-year-old Kansas girl sparked a massive manhunt before she was found dead in Missouri has lost his appeal of his conviction and death sentence. The Kansas City Star reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the claims of 44-year-old Keith...
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April 27, 2018 - 4:44 am
Johnson County authorities charged a 26-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man with capital murder in the deaths of a woman who was pregnant with his son. The Kansas City Star reports Devonte Dominique Wash will face the death penalty if he is convicted in the January death of 23-year-old Ashley Harlan...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2018 - 10:15 pm
Now formally facing the death penalty, the suspect in the Valentine's Day school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida is headed for a court appearance Wednesday on a 34-count indictment. An arraignment hearing is set for Nikolas Cruz, 19, whose attorneys say he will plead guilty to all charges...
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Dreamstime
May 04, 2017 - 2:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is continuing its review of the capital murder cases of two brothers sentenced to die. The Court is struggling with how much discretion it has to spare two brothers from execution for four notorious Wichita slayings following a U.S. Supreme Court...
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