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Convicted Kansas cop killer's case goes before U.S. Supreme Court

Convicted Kansas cop killer's case goes before U.S. Supreme Court

By Marc LaVoie. CREATED Oct 14, 2013

The United State Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in the case of Scott Cheever, the man who was convicted in the 2005 murder of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels.

Cheever's capital murder conviction was overturned a year ago by the state supreme court. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will argue the case before the justices.

Cheever was convicted of killing Samuels as the sheriff was trying to serve a warrant at his home. Samuels had said he didn't know what he was doing because he was high on drugs.

The murder conviction was overturned because of a legal issue brought up when the state called a witness who had performed a mental exam on Cheever.