This man above is not happy. And one can’t blame him. Up there is James. James Kahler from Kansas. Back in 2009 he killed his estranged wife, 2 teenaged daughters(18 and 16), and his exes grandmother. He first went in and shot his wife in front of his son. He was nice enough to allow his son to escape. This happened on Thanksgiving day.
Kraig Kahler was raised in Meriden and had lived in Columbia, Mo., where he once headed the city utility company.
After a jury convicted James Kahler of capital murder, four counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated burglary, but before it began deliberations on whether to recommend to the judge the death penalty or life imprisonment, two notes from Sean Kahler were read to the jurors.
“I do not want my Dad to receive the death penalty because it would be hard on my grandparents,” the first note said.
The second note said, “I do not want my whole family gone.”
Defense attorneys said Sean Kahler was given an opportunity to appear at the sentencing but declined. However, they said he hadn’t changed his opinion that his father shouldn’t be sentenced to death.
Defense attorney Tom Haney said sentencing James Kahler to death “was totally anticipated today. There’s never been a (Kansas) judge who overturned the jury’s recommendation for death.”