Woman seeks to represent self in double homicide retrial
June 19, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman charged with killing her ex-husband and his fiancée in 2002 in Topeka has taken over her own defense in her retrial.
WIBW-TV reports that 60-year-old Dana Lynn Chandler told Shawnee County District Court Judge Cheryl Rios on Friday that she didn't want two attorneys who are experienced in criminal law representing her. But Rios immediately instructed the two to remain on the case as Chandler's standby counsel.
Chandler was convicted in 2012 of the 2002 killings of Michael Sisco and Karen Harkness.
She was the focus of the investigation almost immediately af...