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Kansas Supreme Court overturns 3 of 4 Carr capital murder convictions

TOPEKA (AP) The court also struck down three of the four capital murder convictions each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. It upheld one capital murder conviction for each of them.

Their cases will return to Sedgwick County District Court for further hearings.

The court's majority overturned their death sentences because the presiding judge did not hold separate proceedings for each man. In overturning most of their capital convictions, the majority said the instructions to jurors were flawed.

The justices on Friday issued a separate ruling for each brother.

The Carr brothers' crimes are among the most notorious in the ...

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