Kansas Supreme Court Hears Appeal In Student's Death

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
Israel Mireles received a life sentence for the 2007 death of 18-year-old Emily Sander in an El Dorado motel room.

Emily Sander of El Dorado, Kansas, is seen in this undated photo provided by the El Dorado Police Dept. (AP Photo/El Dorado Police)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A defense attorney is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to order a new trial for a man convicted of raping and killing an El Dorado teenager who led a secret life as an Internet porn model.

Capital appellate defender Debra Wilson argued during a Wednesday hearing on behalf of Israel Mireles. He received a life sentence for the 2007 death of 18-year-old Emily Sander in an El Dorado motel room.

Wilson said jurors should have been instructed they could find that Mireles was so intoxicated after leaving a bar with Sander that he could not have formed the intent to kill her.

The state contends evidence that Mireles intended to kill the Butler Community College student was overwhelming.

Sander was also known as Internet model Zoey Zane.


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