Prosecutors plan to retry woman in Topeka double homicide
written by Associated Press
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -
Prosecutors say they will retry a woman whose convictions in the 2002 shooting deaths of her ex-husband and his fiancee were overturned earlier this year by the Kansas Supreme Court.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced plans Wednesday to retry Dana Chandler.
Chandler was convicted in 2012 of killing Michael Sisco and Karen Harkness in Topeka. But the state's high court ruled in April that Chandler was convicted after Shawnee County prosecutors falsely claimed Sisco had taken out a protection from abuse order against her before the killings. The justices wrote that prosecutors used the false claim and circumstantial evidence to support its theory that Chandler was dangerous.