Prosecutor seeks death penalty against Kansas man accused of killing two sons
June 9, 2023
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth man accused of killing his two sons before fleeing to Oklahoma with his two young daughters could face the death penalty if he is convicted.
Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Wednesday he will seek the death penalty against Donald Ray Jackson Jr., 43, who was charged with capital murder in his sons' death.
Jackson stood silent for his arraignment on Wednesday and a not guilty plea was entered for him, Thompson said in a statement.
At the hearing, Jackson's defense team announced it is unlikely to be ready to face a jury until 2025.