Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Friday, 21 November 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Lawmakers Could Debate Death Penalty In Kansas
09/16/2013

Kansas lawmakers expect a lively debate next year on whether to revisit the state's penalties for murder.
 
     Some are pushing for tougher prison sentences, while others are seeking to repeal capital punishment following an unsuccessful effort this past session.
 
     The issue surfaced this month as legislators met briefly to fix a constitutional flaw in the Hard 50 sentencing procedure for offenders convicted of premeditated first-degree murder.
 
     The state took the action following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said juries, not judges, must consider whether the facts in a case should prompt mandatory minimum sentences.  
 
     Senate Vice President Jeff King says the special session brought into focus the need for policymakers to re-examine whether the state's murder sentences are adequate when compared to other crimes.

     

 

© Associated Press
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two Liberal Residents Killed After Trailer Detaches
More Improvements, Renovations On The way at SWMC
Dairy Process Plant Coming To Western Kansas
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
Seward County Sheriff Deputy Finds Dead Body
Holiday Home and Fun Show This Weekend
Judge Bars Garden City In Church Dispute
Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign To Begin
Retirement Reception Honoring Greg Sillin
Seward County Republican Party Elects Officers, Makes Appointments
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Art Glass of John McDonald Blown Glass Exhibit
Seward County Sheriff Deputy Finds Dead Body
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
Two Wins at Home for Aggie Basketball
Holiday Brunch At SCCC/ATS
Scenic Roots Heads To Liberal
Seward County Democratic Party To Elect Officers
Dairy Process Plant Coming To Western Kansas
Retirement Reception Honoring Greg Sillin
Winter Wheat Faring Well So Far
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group