No. 78,721.

265 Kan. 644 (1998)

962 P.2d 486

STATE OF KANSAS, Appellee, v. PHILLIP R. PARKS, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

Opinion filed July 10, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Brent Getty, assistant appellate defender, and Jessica R. Kunen, chief appellate defender, were on the brief for appellant.

Timothy J. Chambers, county attorney, and Carla J. Stovall, attorney general, were on the brief for appellee.

The opinion of the court was delivered by


Phillip R. Parks appeals from a life sentence for the murder of his wife, Rachel Parks. The court permitted the victim's sister-in-law to submit a victim impact statement and to make a statement at the time of sentencing. The defendant argues that admission of these statements violates both the constitutional and statutory laws of Kansas. He also contends that the inflammatory nature of the statements caused...

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