Woman Convicted of 2002 Murder of Ex-Husband and Fiancee Sentenced

Published 08/20 2012 09:21PM

Updated 08/20 2012 11:06PM

A woman arrested in Duncan gets 100 years in prison with no chance of parole for killing her ex-husband and his fiancee as they slept.
   
52 year-old Dana Chandler was sentenced to two consecutive 50 year sentences in Topeka, Kansas today.
   
She represented herself in court, and asked the judge for a retrial based on having been found guilty by quote, "an impartial jury".  The judge denied the motion and then proceeded with sentencing.
   
She was arrested in a Duncan fast food parking lot in 2011 by a special task force of officers after a new effort was initiated into the cold case.
   
47 year-old Michael Sisco and his 53 year-old fiancee Karen Harkness were shot to death in their Topeka home in 2002.  Prosecutors say Chandler had been harassing her ex-husband, and when she found out his plans to remarry, she traveled to Topeka and killed the couple as they slept in their home.
   
In a strange twist, today is the 30th anniversary of her marriage to Sisco, and her March trial began on the date her divorce with Sisco was finalized.

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