Author Topic: Brothers who forced five friends to have sex with each other before shooting them in the head and burying them in shallow snow escape death penalty on 'trial technicality'  (Read 540 times)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2706258/Kansas-court-overturns-brothers-death-sentences.html

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The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.

The court also struck down three of the four capital murder convictions each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr, citing procedural problems at the brothers' joint trial for its decisions. It upheld one capital murder conviction for each of them.

Prosecutors said the brothers broke into a Wichita home in December 2000 and forced the five people there to have sex with each other and later to withdraw money from ATMs. Two women were raped repeatedly before all five were taken to a soccer field and shot while they were kneeling. Four of them — 29-year-old Aaron Sander, 27-year-old Brad Heyka, 26-year-old Jason Befort and 25-year-old Heather Muller — died.



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Shame on the Kansas Supreme Court.

The "Wichita Massacre" is one of the most horrifying tales of depravity and murder in recent American history.

Chances are, you don't know the whole story, because it was deliberately buried in most of the media.

If you want to learn about it, a comprehensive report can be found here:
http://www.amren.com/ar/2002/08/index.html

Warning: it's not for the squeamish, and you may have issues with the source.

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Here is all we need to know about this:

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Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and several GOP legislators were immediately critical of the decisions, which involved crimes that were among the most notorious in the state since the 1959 slayings of a western Kansas family that inspired the book In Cold Blood.
The legislators said the ruling shows the court's unwillingness to uphold a death sentence, and the governor said he was stunned.
'They were convicted by a jury of their peers in front of an elected local judge,' Brownback said in a statement.
'Today's ruling unnecessarily reopens wounds of a tragic moment in Wichita's history.'

Obama's people yet again overruling the will of the people (Jury in this case) **nononono*




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