TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A new attorney has been appointed to represent a Kansas woman appealing her conviction for killing two people.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a Shawnee County judge has appointed Adam D. Stolte, an Olathe attorney, to take over Dana Lynn Chandler’s appeal. Stolte is the sixth appellate attorney to represent Chandler, now 56.
Chandler is appealing a 2012 conviction when she was found guilty of the 2002 deaths of her former husband 47-year-old Mike Sisco, and his fiancee, 53-year-old Karen Harkness. The two were fatally shot in Harkness’ home in southwest Topeka.
She was sentenced in August 2012 to a “Hard 50” sentence for each of two convictions of premeditated first-degree murder.