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Year of Reenactment
(since 1972 suspension)
  1994
Year of First Execution
(since reenactment)
none
History

1872-1906: hanging

1907-1934: no death penalty

1935-1993: hanging

1994-present: lethal injection

Current Method
Lethal injection
   






Kansas has life without parole.  A jury decides the sentence.  The Governor has the sole authority to commute a death sentence to a term of life without parole.


In December 2001 the Kansas Supreme Court found the state's death penalty law to be flawed and ordered all cases resentenced. The final resentencing was completed in September 2008, where Gary Kleypas was found still eligible for the death penalty.




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