Convicted Killer Eligible Again for Death Penalty

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that convicted murderer Gary Kleypas once again is eligible for the death penalty.

Kleypas was convicted in the 1996 killing Pittsburg State University student Carrie Williams, who was found beaten and stabbed in her apartment.

Kleypas was one of a number of death row inmates affected when the state Supreme Court rejected the Kansas death penalty law as unconstitutional. But the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year said the state's death penalty law in fact is constitutional.

Because of that ruling, the state Supreme Court ruled that Kleypas' case could be returned to Crawford County District Court to consider whether he should be sentenced to die.


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