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Branson eligible for parole hearing

Kansas Department of Corrections photos taken Oct. 20, 2010

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Robin Lee Branson, the man serving two life sentences for Great Bend liquor store robberies that ended in murder in 1982, may be eligible for parole on June 1.


Branson was convicted of killing Margaret A. Krom and Sarah Wittig in robberies less than a week apart in January 1982.


Two months later, the investigation seemed to be leading nowhere. (See related content on this page.)


The case went cold for some time, but in 1984, Branson was recorded by an undercover Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent describing the murders. After pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, Branson ...


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