Federal court rejects appeal in 2002 Kansas murder at pool
September 29, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted in the 2002 killing a teenager at a Leawood swimming pool.
The Kansas City Star reports the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the appeal of Benjamin Appleby.
Appleby, now 42, is serving a life sentence for capital murder and attempted rape of 19-year-old Ali Kemp in the pump room of a swimming pool where she worked.
Appleby was arrested in 2004 in Connecticut and confessed to the killing. The Kansas Supreme Court later upheld his murder con...