TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- An attorney for a Wichita man sentenced to die for a quadruple homicide in December 2000 tells the Kansas Supreme Court that Reginald Carr didn't receive a fair trial because he was denied the right to testify and was tried with his brother.
Debra Wilson, attorney for Reginald Carr, told the justices Tuesday that her client was effectively fighting the state and his brother Jonathan in proving his innocence.
The brothers were convicted in the shooting deaths of three men and a woman on Dec. 15, 2000, as the victims knelt on a field.
Prosecutors say the four friends and a woman who survived had been abducted from a home by the Carrs, who forced them to engage in sex with each other and withdraw money from ATMs.
Two Wichita brothers who were sentenced to die for a quadruple homicide in December 2000 are taking their appeals to the Kansas Supreme Court.
The court scheduled separate, two-hour hearings Tuesday for Jonathan and Reginald Carr.
The brothers were convicted of shooting three men and a woman on Dec. 15, 2000, as the victims knelt on a snow-covered field. The four friends and a woman who survived a head wound had been abducted from a home by armed intruders who forced them to engage in sex with each other and withdraw money from ATMs.
Issues raised by the Carrs' lawyers on appeal include a judge's refusal to move the trial outside Sedgwick County, the fact that the brothers were tried together and the constitutionality of the death penalty.