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7 make an opening statement on behalf of Dana 8 Chandler. I don ' t have any visual 9 preparation for you . I had a federal judge 10 one time when I was on defensive bar 11 committee say, Mark, I know that your idea 12 of a computer is a No . 2 lead pencil and 13 ye l low pad. I ' ve advanced now to a fel t 1~ ' tip

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15 regards to initial aids. 16 As you ' re going to hear in this case, 17 this is a case that deals with a complete 18 lack of any forensic evidence. There ' s no 19 evidence, and I would submit to you, the 20 evidence is going to establish that there 21 is no evidence that links the defendant 22 Dana Chandler to the deaths of Karen 23 Harkness or Michael Sisco. There ' s no 24 evidence that places Dana Chandler in the 25 State of Kansas on July 6th or 7th, 2002 . Reported by: April C. Shepard, RPR, CCR, CSR

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Chandler's defense lawyer cites lack of evidence in double murder  
Chandler's defense lawyer cites lack of evidence in double murder  

Defense attorney Mark Bennett informed the Shawnee County jury at outset of the first-degree trial against Dana Chandler, accused in the 200...