Topeka Four men convicted of first-degree murder are set to have their cases argued before the Kansas Supreme Court.
The justices will consider appeals from:
Floyd S. Bledsoe, convicted in Jefferson County District Court of fondling and shooting his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Zetta "Camille" Arfmann, Oskaloosa, in November 1999. His brother initially confessed but later recanted. Arguments are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Craig M. Bryant, convicted of participating in the shootings of three men during the robbery of a Wichita home in January 1994. Bryant and another man weren't arrested until four years after the crime. The Supreme Court plans to hear arguments Monday morning.
Francis Patrick Doyle, who went to prison for beating Lawrence Kubik to death with a baseball bat and injuring his wife in their Leawood home in February 1999. The prosecution said he had been employed by the woman to do odd jobs until she married and he was jealous. Arguments are set for Tuesday morning.
Charles H. Roberson, convicted in Wyandotte County District Court of stabbing his girlfriend, Anita Wilridge in February 1999. The justices plan to hear arguments Wednesday morning.