Sep 12, 2020 10:00 PM

Court reverses conviction in Riley Co. sex crimes case

Posted Sep 12, 2020 10:00 PM
Khalil-Alsalaami-photo KDOC
Khalil-Alsalaami-photo KDOC

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday  reversed convictions in an aggravated criminal sodomy case from Riley County.

Ziad K. Khalil-Alsalaami argued in his appeal that his two convictions must be set aside because his attorney was ineffective. The argument centered on his attorney’s stipulation that a confession 38-year-old Khalil-Alsalaami made during a police interrogation was voluntary, even though several factors weighed in favor of suppressing it.

The Supreme Court held that there was a reasonable probability that had it not been for the attorney’s stipulation to the confession Khalil-Alsalaami may have been acquitted. It remanded the case to district court.