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No felons in military cemeteries, Senate says

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at 8:24 a.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 4:44 p.m.

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent those convicted of capital murder from being buried in military cemeteries.

The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, was drafted after lawmakers realized that convicted serial killer Dennis Rader, who has confessed to 10 murders, could be eligible for a military burial.

Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, is working on similar legislation in the House.

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