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Brownback ‘Stunned’ by Capital Case Ruling

Associated Press - July 25, 2014 6:07 pm

Gov. Sam Brownback says he's open to proposals for phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities because policies aimed at nurturing the wind industry shouldn't remain in place forever.

Gov. Sam Brownback says he's open to proposals for phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities because policies aimed at nurturing the wind industry shouldn't remain in place forever.

Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s stunned by Kansas Supreme Court decisions overturning the death sentences of two brothers for a December 2000 robbery, rape and kidnapping spree that ended with four fatal shootings in Wichita.

Brownback said Friday that the decisions in the cases of Jonathan and Reginald Carr unnecessarily reopen the wounds from what he called a tragic moment in Wichita history.

In overturning the death sentences, the court’s majority said the brothers should have had separate sentencing proceedings to determine whether they faced lethal injection or life in prison. The court also overturned three of each man’s four capital murder convictions.

Brownback called the crimes brutal and heinous and said the Carrs were convicted by a jury of their peers before an elected trial-court judge.

Gary Henderson

July 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

Young black men like these two scumbags is why society fears young black men when they see them sometimes. They should of hung them right after they were convicted. Would of saved the state millions of dollars and we wouldn’t be seeing this in the news now. Our justice system is very flawed.

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