Attorney general opposes Kip Kinkel appeal

Attorney general opposes Kip Kinkel appeal
Kip Kinkel on May 21, 2008

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.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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