Kansas man gets death penalty for Triple Murder

Posted 1 year ago

By Post Staff

(AP) — A southeast Kansas man convicted of killing three relatives in west-central Missouri has been sentenced to death.Screen Shot 2013-08-10 at 6.40.09 AM

Clay County Circuit Judge Larry Harman imposed the sentence Friday on 47-year-old Robert Blurton, of Garnett, Kan.

Blurton was convicted in June of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his aunt and uncle, Donnie and Sharon Luetjen (LOO’-chen), and the couple’s 15-year-old granddaughter, Taron Luetjen. The killings took place in June 2009 at the couple’s home in Cole Camp.

Investigators said Blurton killed the three after a robbery.

The case was moved from Benton County to the Kansas City area because of extensive publicity.

The jury that convicted Blurton had recommended the death penalty. The judge on Friday accepted the recommendation and rejected Blurton’s motion for a new trial or a new penalty phase.



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  • YesSir

    We have yet another one that’s going to sit on death row in El Dorado for the rest of his life. Why, because Kansas doesn’t have the gonads to pull the tirgger. Idiot people that think Capital Punishment is Cruel. What would they think if this man killed his family.

  • YesSir

    We have yet another one that’s going to sit on death row in El Dorado for the rest of his life. Why, because Kansas doesn’t have the gonads to pull the tirgger. Idiot people that think Capital Punishment is Cruel. What would they think if this man killed his family.

    • Strider

      He’s on Missouri’s Death Row, not Kansas’.