In the opinion, authored by Chief Justice John Minton, he and five other justices stated that they won’t allow a rehearing of any appeals in the case. Justice Bill Cunningham recused himself from the original appeal.
In early 2010, Dunlap plead guilty to the 2008 murders of Kayla Williams Kortney Frensley and Ethan Frensley, and the rape and attempted murder of their mother Kristy Frensley. He was given the death penalty by a Livingston County Circuit Court Jury during an early 2010 sentencing trial.
The Feb. 20 order modifies the June 20, 2013, ruling, which denied several allegations that Dunlap’s public defender made, upholding Dunlap’s guilty plea and death sentence. Minton also wrote that the Feb. 20 ruling won’t affect the original ruling.
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