Kansas Supreme Court to Hear Carr Brothers Appeals
Associated Press - December 11, 2013 8:30 pm
A Kansas man who spent 15 years in prison for a killing he didn't commit says his case is a good example of why the state should repeal its death penalty.
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the appeals of two brothers sentenced to death for murders committed in December 2000.
Justices have scheduled two-hour hearings on Tuesday for Jonathan Carr and his brother, Reginald Carr.
The Carr brothers were convicted for killing three men and a woman on Dec. 15, 2000, as the victims knelt side-by-side on a snow-covered soccer field.
The four friends and another woman who was shot in the head but survived were at a Wichita home when two armed intruders forced them to engage in sex with each other, then made them withdraw money from automated teller machines.
Attorneys for the Carrs argue that the convictions should be set aside over numerous issues raised at their trial.