Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

A.G. Appeals Carr, Gleason Death Penalty Decisions

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

A.G. Appeals Carr, Gleason Death Penalty Decisions

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday formally appealed the Kansas Supreme Court's decisions that vacated the death sentences of Reginald Carr, Jonathan Carr and Sidney Gleason.

On July 18, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the capital murder conviction of Sidney Gleason but vacated Gleason's death sentence.

One week later, on July 25, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld a single capital murder conviction each for Reginald and Jonathan Carr but similarly vacated both of their death sentences. Gleason's conviction arose out of Barton County and both Carr convictions arose out of Sedgwick County.

At their 2002 trial, the Carr brothers were convicted in the kidnapping, robbery, rape and forced sex of five victims. The victims were taken to a frozen field, shot and run over by a vehicle.

Prosecutors said the brothers broke into a Wichita home in December 2000 and forced the five people there to have sex with each other and later to withdraw money from ATMs. …

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