Supreme Court to decide on hearing Dunlap case on Sept. 29
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Kevin Dunlap (above) is shown sitting in the Livingston County Justice Center during his February 2010 sentencing trial. It was at that trial that a jury sentenced him to death for crimes committed in a Roaring Springs Home on Oct. 15, 2008. Prior to the sentencing trial, he pleaded guilty.</i>
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Kevin Dunlap (above) is shown sitting in the Livingston County Justice Center during his February 2010 sentencing trial. It was at that trial that a jury sentenced him to death for crimes committed in a Roaring Springs Home on Oct. 15, 2008. Prior to the sentencing trial, he pleaded guilty.

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According to Associated Press reports, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon determine whether to take the case of Kevin Dunlap, who was sentenced to death on murder, rape, attempted murder and arson charges.

Last month, attorneys for 42-year-old Dunlap and Kentucky prosecutors filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court. They were required to file those briefs by Wednesday, July 23. The high court’s web site says those briefs will be filed for a conference amongst Supreme Court justices that will take place on Monday, Sept. 29.

Assistant Public Advocate Kathleen Schmidt with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, one of Dunlap’s co-counsels, didn’t want to speculate on their chances of the Supreme Court taking their case.

“We’ll see what the Supreme Court says,” said Schmidt. “The petition just says, ‘We think you should take this case, Court.’ If they take it, then they will set it for further briefing and oral argument.”

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