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Lozano v. Alvarez  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 113060

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed an intentional tort lawsuit against Defendants for injuries he allegedly suffered as a result of a battery. The case was dismissed for lack of prosecution. Plaintiff refiled his case using the Kansas savi...

In re Estate of Brenner
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 113288
State v. Robinson  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 113684

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, and theft. The trial court sentenced Defendant to a hard fifty life sentence for murder. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and se...

State v. Ditges  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 113775

Justia Opinion Summary: More than thirteen years after he was sentenced to life for second-degree murder, Appellant filed a pro se motion under Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-3504 to correct an illegal sentence. In his motion, Appellant claimed that his se...

State v. Reu-El  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 113799

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded no contest to capital murder and attempted murder. The district court concluded there was a sufficient factual basis to support findings of guilt on the two charges and accepted Appellant’s no contest p...

In re Lundgren - Disbarment video
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 117201
In re Sutton - Published censure video
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 117357
State v. Bailey  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 112888

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s sentence of life imprisonment for felony murder but concluded that no enforceable restitution judgment existed against Defendant. Defendant appealed the summary denial of three pro...

State v. Davis  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 113537

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Defendant of two alternative counts of capital murder based on either the rape or the kidnapping of eight-year-old A.I., an alternative count of premeditated first-degree murder, and rape. The Supreme Co...

State v. Brown  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 114350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Michael Brown’s motion to correct an illegal sentence. In 1999, Brown was convicted of first-degree murder. Brown was sentenced to a term of life without possibil...

Kirtdoll v. State  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 114465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Bryon Kirtdoll’s motion to correct an illegal sentence. In 2004, Kirtdoll was convicted of first-degree murder. Kirtdoll was sentenced to a term of imprisonment o...

State v. Stewart  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 111995

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of felony murder, aggravated robbery, burglary, and theft. The district court sentenced Defendant to life without the possibility of parole for twenty years plus 102 months. Th...

State v. Chapman  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 113962

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder. The district court imposed a hard twenty-five life sentence. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the trial court erred by denying his...

State v. Williams  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 111046

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of distribution of methamphetamine. Defendant appealed, arguing that an audio recording of a nontestifying informant’s statements were improperly admitted into evidence because...

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