Judge throws out murder of Kansas man who says he was framed


November 6, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge threw out on Thursday the murder conviction of a Kansas man who spent more than 12 years in prison for a shooting he says that was actually a murder-suicide for which he was framed.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree told the court he would not seek to retry 63-year old Olin "Pete" Coones, who is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2008 death of his late father's caregiver, Kathleen Schroll, the Kansas City Star reported.

Coones' defense contended Schroll framed him for murder when she killed herself and her husband, Carl Schroll,...

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