Victim's Father Attacks Kleypas in Court

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ The father of a 20-year-old southeast
Kansas woman slain in 1996 tries to attack the man convicted of
killing her.
Gary Kleypas was in Wyandotte County District Court on Monday
morning for resentencing in the beating and stabbing death of
Pittsburg State University student Carrie Williams. A jury seated
last week will decide whether Kleypas gets life in prison or the
death penalty.
A change of venue request was granted and the trial was moved
out of Crawford County.
After testimony from one witness, the victim's father, Larry
Williams, lunged at Kleypas. Williams was led out of the courtroom
in handcuffs.
Kleypas was convicted of killing Williams in 1997 and sentenced
to death.
The U.S. Supreme Court later threw out the death sentence
because of juror instruction error.


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