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STATE OF KANSAS V. KAMERON KING, NO. 99,479 (8/9/13) (Kan.)(published)
Defendant’s two convictions for criminal threat were reversed when the Court held that there could only be one conviction for a single communicated threat regardless of the number of victims who perceive and comprehend the threat. The Court looked to State v. Schoonover, 281 Kan. 453, 475, 133 P.3d 48 (2006) to analyze the issue of multiplicity: "the overarching inquiry is whether the convictions are for the same offense. There are two components to this inquiry, both of which must be met for there to be a double jeopardy violation: (1) do the convictions arise from the same conduct? and; (2) by statutory definition are there two offenses or only one?"