From the Kansas State Collegian.
By Tim Hadachek
The state of Texas executed 22 death row inmates in 2004, so the case of Cameron Todd Willingham hardly seemed special at the time. Willingham had been convicted of setting his own house ablaze and killing his three children inside. According to … [Read More...]
An editorial in the July 30, 2009, issue of the Iola Register pointed out that serial killer John Robinson, sentenced to death in 2002 for murdering three women, has not yet been executed; in fact, his attorney filed an appeal that week asking for a new trial for Robinson. Said the Register, … [Read More...]
Our attention was recently called to an editorial in the Hutchinson News that was printed in May, 2009. Titled "A Capital Idea," the editorial said that Colorado has the right idea, one that Kansas should consider emulating, in its proposal to end the death penalty." In the last year several … [Read More...]
The Hutchinson News calls for abolition.
By Davina Jamison/Hutchinson News editorial board
"Colorado has the right idea, and one that Kansas should consider emulating, in its proposal to end the death penalty.
Before death penalty proponents write off the idea, consider this: What if the … [Read More...]
On Friday, April 3, 2009, in Wichita, Michael Marsh entered an Alford plea in regard to the charges pending against him. Marsh's capital murder conviction and aggravated arson conviction had been vacated by the State Supreme Court in 2004. Marsh entered a guilty plea to reduced charges. The plea … [Read More...]