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Posted: Friday, 08 August 2014 4:20PM

U.S. Supreme Court Considering Dunlap Case



The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to take the case of 42-year old Kevin Dunlap who was sentenced to death for killing three Trigg County children and attacking their mother at their Roaring Springs home on October 15, 2008. Dunlap's attorneys and Kentucky prosecutors filed briefs with the high court last month. A former soldier with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment plead guilty in February 2010 to attacking Kristy Frensley and killing her three children, Kayla Williams and Kortney and Ethan Frensley, before setting their home on fire.

In February the Kentucky Supreme Court rejected a bid by Dunlap's public defenders to keep the case active. That decision backed up a June 2013 ruling denying a number of allegations by the public defender that Dunlap was incompetent to plead guilty by the lack of a right frontal lobe in his brain. Dunlap had also asked in December 2013 that his attorneys be dismissed and his execution be carried out.

Dunlap and defense attorneys later reached an agreement allowing the high court review.

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