PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the nearly 112-year prison sentence of a man who fatally shot his parents before killing two students and wounding two dozen others at an Oregon high school more than 20 years ago.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Kipland P. Kinkel had submitted his own typed petition to the nation's highest court in early August, and then his two new lawyers submitted their own petition on Kinkel's behalf.
The lawyers argued the Oregon Supreme Court got it wrong last year when it upheld Kinkel's sentence and found that Kinkel is incapable of rehabilitation.
The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Monday means the state Supreme Court ruling stands.
Kinkel was 15 at the time of the shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon.
- Oregon Man Files For Review In Decades Old Murder Case
- Oregon Trails: Murder Trial
- Police: Genealogy Helps Identify Rape Suspect in Decades-Old Case
- Patrol Sergeant Files Lawsuit Against Oregon Sheriff
- Appeals Court won't review Oregon's non-unanimous jury law
- Portland Police Arrest Man in Lawyer's Cold-Case Murder
- US measles cases reach highest number in nearly three decades, CDC says
- Oregon Group Files Petition to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ Statewide
- Oregon Horse Files $100,000 Suit Against Former Owner for Neglect
- Oregon's Former First Lady Cylvia Hayes Files for Bankruptcy