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Supreme Court Ruling May Affect KS "Hard 50" Cases

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WICHITA, Kan (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court decision that found juries should have the final say on facts triggering mandatory minimum sentences could impact "hard 50" cases now on appeal in Kansas. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett also told The Wichita Eagle that the ruling could also change the way prosecutors deal with first-degree murder cases in the future. Among them is them the first-degree murder appeal from Scott Roeder for killing abortion provider George Tiller in 2009. The ruling has already prompted the Kansas Attorney General's Office to drop plans to seek a hard 50 sentence against Brett Seacat. He was convicted last month of killing his wife and setting their Kingman home on fire in 2011.

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