www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita State seeks $31 million for innovation, tech priorities -7/23/2014, 10:10 AM

Wichita City Council hears more details about sales tax options -7/23/2014, 10:09 AM

County sees savings in insurance, jail vendor contracts -7/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Hutch couple giving new life to printing press -7/23/2014, 10:07 AM

Wichita State racial profiling study to be discussed at civil rights conference -7/23/2014, 10:06 AM

Republican, Democratic women gather to meet Docking -7/23/2014, 10:05 AM

Survey aims to help Sedgwick County voters judge the judges -7/21/2014, 10:26 AM

Kansas pilots volunteer time, planes to rescue dogs -7/21/2014, 10:24 AM

Two men fall from balcony near Pawnee, Broadway -7/21/2014, 10:23 AM

Water witcher, well digger stay busy -7/21/2014, 10:22 AM

Western Kansas family knows value of water -7/21/2014, 10:21 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kansas Supreme Court orders new trial in 90 days

Published on -4/30/2013, 8:58 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Supreme Court says prosecutors must try a Topeka man whose death penalty conviction was overturned within 90 days.

The court in January ordered a new trial for Phillip Cheatham in the 2003 murders of two women and the wounding of a third in Topeka. The deadline for an appeal of that order passed last week, prompting Monday's order.

Cheatham told the Topeka Capital-Journal Monday (http://bit.ly/13Iqcj6 ) in an interview from Hutchinson Correctional Facility that he just wants to go home. He said he would consider applying for bond because he wanted to walk out the front door of the prison.

The court ordered the new trial after finding Cheatham didn't get an adequate defense from his attorney in the original trial.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos