Dana Chandler released from Shawnee County Jail on bond
It is still unclear exactly who or what organization provided the collateral bond to get Dana released. But she was greeted by a crowd of friends and families and supporters in Kansas City. Chanell 13, WIBW provided their usual boilerplate reporting of this in their article, compared to KSNTs version of events below. WIBW has shown subtle but persistant bias in their reporting of this crime and the persecution of Chandler since the beginning. Many WIBW employees and reporters had business and social acquaintances with the Worswick Family, Owners of longtime Topeka business Wolfs Camera and parents of victim Karen Harkness.
Dana Chandler made bond and was released from Shawnee Co. Jail at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, jail officials told 13 NEWS.
By Alex Carter
Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 6:40 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Dana Chandler made bond and was released from Shawnee Co. Jail at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, jail officials told 13 NEWS.
During a September 29 status hearing, Shawnee County District Court Judge Cheryl Rios lowered Chandler’s bond to $350,000 cash or professional surety from the previous amount of $1 million.
Chandler is set to face her third trial in February 2023 for the 2002 deaths of her ex-husband Mike Sisco and his fiance Karen Harkness. Her original conviction was overturned due to prosecutor misconduct, and a second trial ended in a hung jury last month.
Chandler’s first trial in 2012 ended in a conviction. However, the Kansas Supreme Court in 2018 overturned the verdict, citing prosecutorial misconduct.
Chandler was granted a retrial, which took place in August and ended in early September in the Shawnee Co. Courthouse.
The Kansas Supreme Court’s Office of Judicial Administration issued an order this week for Chandler’s third trail to be moved to Pottawatomie Co. Shawnee Co. District Court Judge Cheryl Rios still will preside over it.
Following her 2012 conviction, Chandler was held in the Topeka Correctional Facility, the state’s only prison for women. Chandler was transferred in May 2018 to the Shawnee Co. Jail in Topeka to await her retrial.
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And the KSNT Article:
Dana Chandler released on bond
by: Matthew Self
Posted: Oct 12, 2022 / 07:15 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 12, 2022 / 08:48 PM CDT
TOPEKA (KSNT) – Dana Chandler has been released from jail on bond according to Shawnee County Department of Corrections Officer Helen Fauerbach, on Wednesday.
Chandler’s bond had been lowered to $350,000 by a Shawnee County judge from $1,000,000 in September.
Now that Chandler has posted bail, she will reside with her nephew in Olathe. However, she is not allowed to contact witnesses, drink, use drugs, carry weapons, drive without a license or travel out of the state. She will also be monitored by GPS.
Chandler will go on trial for a third time after a retrial ended in a hung jury earlier this year.
Chandler is accused of killing her husband Mike Sisco and his fiancé Karen Harkness in 2002. Both were found dead in their home after being shot at least five times in bed. Chandler was convicted in 2012.