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Supreme Court session slated for Emporia

Staff writer

Two cases on the docket of the Kansas Supreme Court will be heard Oct. 3 at Emporia State University.

The cases will be heard from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Webb Hall on the second floor of Memorial Union. An informal reception will follow in the Webb Hall lobby.

The first case to be heard is Rochelle Patterson, mother and next best friend of Nicolette Patterson and Gavin Patterson, vs. Cowley County, Kansas; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; Bolton Township; and Elaine Selenke as mother and heir-at-law of Courtney Brewer. Patterson seeks compensation in the death of her ex-husband who drowned when their car plunged off a rural road into a river when there were no warning signs that the road ended at the river bank.

The second case is Kansas vs. Dustin B. Hilt. Hilt appeals his hard-50 sentence for murder on the basis that a juror was wrongly replaced during the sentencing phase.

Last modified Sept. 20, 2017