Attorney general opposes Kip Kinkel appeal
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's attorney general's office is opposing an appeal from Kip Kinkel who killed his parents and two high school students in 1998 in Springfield.
A response filed in Marion County Circuit Court says Kinkel has exhausted his appeals and it's too late to overturn his 112-year sentence.
The Oregonian reports the appeal filed in March asked the judge to throw out Kinkel's sentence based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down mandatory life sentences for two 14-year-old boys.
Kinkel was 15 when he gunned down his parents at their home and went on a shooting spree at Thurston High School where two were killed and 25 wounded.
Kinkel accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to prison without the possibility of parole.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com
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