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According to a release from the Kansas Supreme Court public information officer, the court unanimously reversed three of each defendant's four capital convictions because jury instructions on sex-crime-based capital murder were "fatally erroneous and three of the multiple-homicide capital murder charges duplicated the first." The high court upheld most of the convictions against each of the brothers despite other lower-court errors.The court ruled that the brothers were entitled to separate sentencing trials, as "differentiation in the moral culpability of two defendants" can cause a jury "to show mercy to one while refusing to show mercy to the other." The Kansas Attorney General appealed the high court's ruling to the US Supreme Court, which in March 2015 agreed to hear the Carr brothers' sentencing case, together with another death-penalty case from the state.
The Carr brothers, 22-year-old Reginald and 20-year-old Jonathan of Dodge City, already had lengthy criminal records when they began their spree.With the help of Holly's testimony at the trial, the Carr brothers were convicted of nearly all 113 counts against them, including kidnapping, robbery, rape, four counts of capital murder, and one count of first-degree murder.Reginald Carr was convicted of 50 counts and Jonathan Carr of 43.In January 2016, the United States Supreme Court reinstated the death sentences, ruling 8-1 that neither the jury instructions challenged by the Carrs nor the combined sentencing proceedings violated the Constitution.The victims were white and the Carr brothers are black, but the District Attorney held that there was no prima facie evidence of a racial crime.Reginald was identified by both Schreiber and the dying Walenta.
The District Attorney said that, based on evidence in the case, the Carrs' motive was robbery.
They were each sentenced to death for the capital murders, as well as to life in prison, with decades to serve before being eligible for parole.
There has been continuing attention for the Carr brothers' case because of various rulings about the Kansas death penalty law and decisions by its high court on such cases. It upheld the constitutionality of the state's death penalty law, which returned the Carrs and other condemned killers to death row.
Befort had intended to propose to Holly, and she found this out when the Carrs discovered an engagement ring hidden in a popcorn box.
After burglarizing the house, the Carrs forced their hostages to strip naked and then bound them.
The crimes shocked Wichitans, and incited a boom in sales of guns, locks, and home security systems.