TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman is challenging her convictions in the 2002 shootings of her ex-husband and his fiancee as they slept in their Topeka home.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Dana Chandler, of Duncan, Oklahoma, alleges that a Shawnee County District Court judge erred in imposing two “Hard 50” sentences. Chandler, now 55, received the sentences in 2012 for the killings of 47-year-old Mike Sisco and 53-year-old Karen Harkness. The sentences mean Chandler would have to serve 100 years before appearing in front of a parole board.
Chandler is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to vacate her convictions, grant her a new trial, or send the convictions back to Shawnee County District Court so she can be resentenced. The earliest the case could be argued would be in the fall.