Double Murderer Could Represent Herself

By: Suzie Gilbert Email
By: Suzie Gilbert Email
Dana Chandler

Dana Chandler

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A convicted double murderer could ask to represent herself at sentencing.

Court records show Dana Chandler, convicted in the 2002 murders of her ex-husband Mike Sisco, and his fiance Karen Harkness, has sent two letters to Chief Judge Nancy Parrish. Parrish presided over Chandler's trial in March.

Chandler's trial attorney, Mark Bennett, withdrew from the case in May, and Chandler's sentencing was pushed back to August 20th, so her newly appointed counsel, Stacey Donovan, could get up-to-date on the case.

CJ Online reports Chandler told Judge Parrish in the letters that she declined the courts appointment of counsel, and that she would act as her own attorney, but asked Parrish to give her a reasonable amount of time to seek counsel of her own choosing.

Court records show Donovan remains Chandler's attorney. A hearing on matter has not been set.


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