KS Appeals Court Hears Kidnapping Appeal In Session At WU

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Court of Appeals chose a unique setting to hear the case of a convicted kidnapper.

Court members held their session Tuesday at Washburn University's Law School. The out-of-chambers appearance was part of Constitution Day activities, giving students an up-close look at how the Court functions.

Jesse Dimmick is appealing convictions on kidnapping and fleeing police. In September 2010, prosecutors say he stole a van, led police on a chase, then took shelter in the Dover home of Lindsay and Jared Rowley.

He's serving an 11-year sentence.

Dimmick says the court didn't inquire whether the verdict was accurate and claims the evidence for a kidnapping charge was insufficient.

A ruling won't come for several weeks.

A Shawnee County jury recently ruled against Dimmick in a civil lawsuit seeking damages for injuries suffered when he was accidentally shot while being taken into custody.

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