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Judge Allows Death Penalty in Ottawa's Quadruple Homicide Case

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that prosecutors may seek the death penalty against a man accused in the deaths of four people at a Kansas farm, including an 18-month-old girl, in 2013.  Franklin County District Judge Eric Godderz ruled during a hearing today (FRI) that the death penalty will be allowed in the case against 29-year-old Kyle Flack of Ottawa. He is charged with murder and rape after two men, a woman and her daughter were found dead near Ottawa. Flack has pleaded not guilty.  The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Flack's attorney argued the death penalty should be banned because of "evolving standards of decency," noting that 120 countries have rejected the punishment.  Godderz said his court is bound to follow precedent in Kansas and the U.S., which allow the death penalty.
 

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