Supreme Court Denies Salina Appeal
KSAL Staff - March 21, 2014 10:57 am
Kansas Supreme Court decisions overturning two brothers' death sentences for a robbery, rape and killing spree in Wichita are likely to fuel another push by conservative Republicans to change how the justices are picked.
The Kansas Supreme Court denies an appeal in a Salina sex case.
According to court documents released Friday morning, justices unanimously affirmed 69-year-old Rasmus R. Eddy’s Saline County convictions of sex offenses involving a child. Eddy is currently serving a prison sentence in connection with a 2009 case in which he was convicted of showing pornography to a child, and having sexual contact with the child.
The court held that the definition of sexual intercourse does not make rape an alternative means crime and sufficient evidence supported the sexual intercourse element of rape. The court also upheld the district court’s denial of the defendant’s request to have the victim undergo a psychological evaluation.
Eddy is currently being held at the Eldorado Correctional Facility. His earliest possible prison release date is July 16th, 2032.