KAKE | Wichita, Kansas | News, Weather, & Sports

Oklahoma Woman Convicted In Topeka Double Slaying

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

An Oklahoma woman has been convicted of fatally shooting her ex-husband and his fiancée as they slept in a Topeka duplex in 2002.

A Shawnee County jury deliberated just 90 minutes Thursday afternoon before finding 52-year-old Dana L. Chandler, of Duncan, Oklahoma, guilty of two counts of premeditated first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Chandler was angry with her ex-husband, 47-year-old Mike Sisco. They said she drove to Topeka from Denver, where she lived at the time, after learning Sisco planned to marry 53-year-old Karen Harkness. The couple's bodies were found in a basement-level bedroom in Harkness' home.

The defense described a lack of physical evidence as "overwhelming" and argued that police bungled the investigation.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that sentencing was set for June 1.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 143917746 - kake.com/a?a=143917746