This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court Building is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER
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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday ruled against two brothers challenging their death sentences for a 2000 Kansas crime spree known as the "Wichita Massacre" that included execution-style murders of one woman and three men on a snowy soccer field.On a 8-1 vote, the high court threw out a Kansas Supreme Court ruling from 2014 that had invalidated Jonathan and Reginald Carr's death sentences.The Kansas Supreme Court had faulted the trial judge's instructions to the jury, saying in part that the brothers should have been sentenced in separate proceedings rather than together. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out that ruling.Liberal Sonia Sotomayor was the sole dissenting justice. She said the court had no reason to review the Kansas court's decision and should have left the ruling in place.
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