Court upholds Kansas man’s conviction in dad’s death

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas man will remain in prison for killing his father, after the Kansas Supreme Court upheld his conviction.

Sixty-six-year-old David A. Stevenson had claimed in his appeal that the May 2008 death of 85-year-old Walter A. Stevenson was an accident. He also claimed prosecutorial misconduct and inadequate jury instructions during his October 2009 trial.

David Stevenson was convicted of hitting his father several times with a hammer and putting his body under a grain truck in a shop on his Gove County farm.

The court on Friday rejected all of Stevenson’s claims. Stevenson is serving life in prison for the murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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