ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now: 49 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 49 °F | Lo: 45 °F

Thursday

Hi: 80 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Friday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 35 °F

Saturday

Hi: 44 °F 

Lo: 23 °F

Sunday

Hi: 49 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Monday

Hi: 56 °F 

Lo: 32 °F

Salina Surgical Hospital
KSN

Kansas Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Appeal

Associated Press - December 17, 2013 6:50 am

The Kansas Supreme Court says a man serving about 54 years in prison after being convicted in a 1999 rape and robbery case in Lawrence may be entitled to a few more days in court.

Two Wichita brothers who were sentenced to die for a quadruple homicide in December 2000 are taking their appeals to the Kansas Supreme Court.

The court scheduled separate, two-hour hearings Tuesday for Jonathan and Reginald Carr.

The brothers were convicted of shooting three men and a woman on Dec. 15, 2000, as the victims knelt on a snow-covered field. The four friends and a woman who survived a head wound had been abducted from a home by armed intruders who forced them to engage in sex with each other and withdraw money from ATMs.

Issues raised by the Carrs’ lawyers on appeal include a judge’s refusal to move the trial outside Sedgwick County, the fact that the brothers were tried together and the constitutionality of the death penalty.