US Supreme Court to Consider Reinstatement of Death Sentences for Convicted KS Criminals
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted of notorious multiple murders in Kansas in cases that roiled the state's politics. The nation's highest court is taking up cases of Jonathan and Reginald Carr, sentenced to lethal injection for four killings in Wichita in December 2000. The justices also planned to hear the case of Sidney Gleason, sentenced to die for the 2004 murder of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend after she witnessed a robbery. The Kansas Supreme Court overturned death sentences in all three cases last year, and Attorney General Derek Schmidt appealed. The state's highest court has yet to uphold a death sentence since Kansas reinstated capital punishment in 1994. Republican officials have complained about the decisions.