Cold Case Topeka Murder Trial Starts March 5

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
About 800 people are expected to be summoned as possible jurors to hear the trial of, Dana Chandler, charged with killing her former husband and his fiance.

Dana Chandler

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - About 800 people are expected to be summoned as possible jurors to hear the trial of a 51-year-old Oklahoma woman charged with killing her former husband and his fiance.

Dana L. Chandler, of Duncan, Okla., is charged with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder in the July 7, 2002, slayings of 47-year-old Mike Sisco and 53-year-old Karen Harkness in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/wFKaPU ) that Chandler's trial starts March 5 with jury selection. The trial is expected to last three weeks.

A court official says from the 800 prospective jurors called, 12 jurors and as many as five alternate jurors will hear the trial.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,
http://www.cjonline.com

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