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KS: Michael Marsh - Ruling could affect other death cases
Mon Apr 20, 2009 16:59

Ruling could affect other death cases
Story by The Associated Press
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

Lawyers are debating whether a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that led
to a convicted murderer getting off death row could undermine three
other death penalty cases.

The Supreme Court last year ruled that prosecutors must either file a
first-degree murder count for each murder victim in multiple murder
cases, or file a single capital murder count that covers all victims.

Prosecutors in Wichita say the decision forced them to offer a plea
agreement to Michael Marsh, convicted of killing a woman and her
young daughter in 1996. He will now serve a life sentence.

Defense attorneys and prosecutors agree that the Supreme Court ruling
may be raised in other cases, including three other death penalty
cases involved multiple victims.

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