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