State v. Murdock - Substantial Change in Criminal History Scoring - (Updated 6/20/14)

Jun 20, 2014

UPDATE: No mandate has been issued by the Court as the Office of the Attorney General has recently filed a motion to reconsider the recent Supreme Court decision in State v. Murdock. Consequently, the Commission asks that these events be considered when reviewing the Murdock open letter issued to stakeholders on May 9, 2014.

On May 2, 2014, Kansas Supreme Court announced their holding in the case of

State v. Murdock.

No. 104,533. The Supreme Court majority opinion holds that any convictions which were committed prior to the enactment of the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) on July 1, 1993, must be designated as nonperson offenses for criminal history purposes.

  View the Open Letter to Criminal Justice Stakeholders.