Cold Case Topeka Murder Trial Starts March 5

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
Dana Chandler

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 ( ) 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.

Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,

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