State v. CarrAnnotate this Case
Defendant and his brother were jointly tried, convicted, and sentenced for crimes committed in a series of three incidents in December 2000 in Wichita. Defendant was convicted of forty-three counts, including first-degree felony murder, capital murder, first-degree premeditated murder, sex crimes, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery. In a separate capital penalty proceeding, Defendant was sentenced to death for each of four capital murders committed on December 15. The Supreme Court (1) affirmed twenty-five of Defendant’s forty-three convictions, including those for one count of capital murder and for the felony murder; (2) reversed the three remaining convictions for capital murder because of charging and multiplicity errors; (3) reversed Defendant’s convictions for coerced sex acts because of charging and multiplicity errors; and (4) vacated Defendant’s death sentence for the remaining capital murder conviction because the district judge refused to sever the defendants’ penalty phase trials. Remanded.