TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Prosecutors have argued in closing arguments that an Oklahoma woman was so enraged that her ex-husband was remarrying that she killed him and his fiancee as they slept in a Topeka duplex.
But an attorney for 52-year-old Dana L. Chandler of Duncan, Okla., countered Thursday that police bungled the investigation into the 2002 killings, describing the lack of evidence as “overwhelming.”
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the case is now in the hands of jurors in Shawnee County District Court.
Chandler is charged with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder in the 2002 slayings of Karen Harkness and 47-year-old Mike Sisco. They were found dead in Harkness’ home.
Chandler was arrested in Oklahoma last July.
During the 13-day trial, jurors heard 100 witnesses and viewed more than 1,000 exhibits.