A man condemned to death for the 1996 rape and killing of a southeast Kansas college student again is asking the state's highest court to throw out his sentence.
The Kansas Supreme Court on Monday morning was to hear arguments involving 60-year-old Gary Kleypas' appeal.
Kleypas was convicted of attacking and killing 20-year-old Pittsburg State University student Carrie Williams in 1996. He became the state's first person condemned to die in more than three decades.
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After the state Supreme Court in 2001 overturned Kleypas' death sentence, another jury restored it in 2008.
At the time of Williams' death, Kleypas was on parole for a 1977 murder in Missouri.
The Kansas Supreme Court last month upheld a death sentence for the first time since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1994.