www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Foo Fighters' pre-sale, designed to foil online ticket brokers, starts Saturday -11/21/2014, 12:49 PM

Area kidney dialysis buildings up for sale, but provider says it is staying -11/21/2014, 11:55 AM

ACLU to amend lawsuit to force Kansas agencies to recognize same-sex marriages -11/21/2014, 11:55 AM

Suspect in Fairmount Park attack has criminal history -11/21/2014, 11:55 AM

FCEDC working to attract multinational prospect -11/21/2014, 11:55 AM

Delta to buy 50 wide-body jets from Airbus, not Boeing -11/21/2014, 11:54 AM

Cher cancels remainder of tour, including Wichita show -11/21/2014, 11:54 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kan. high court upholds murder conviction

Published on -11/8/2013, 3:08 PM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder conviction and life sentence of a Montgomery County man.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17jO176 ) the court rejected Christopher M. Lowrance's argument that he had not attempted to rape the victim, which is one of the standards necessary to establish capital murder.

Lowrance was convicted in the 2007 death of Rachel Dennis. Lowrance said he did not remember killing or trying to rape her.

The high court said in its decision released Friday that although there was no evidence of sexual trauma, testimony showed Lowrance drove an intoxicated Dennis to a place he used for sexual encounters. The victim was found partially unclothed, and her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, meaning she couldn't give consent to a sexual act.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos