UPDATE: Supreme Court: No new trial for man in parents' death

UPDATED Tuesday, July 7, 2015---9:08 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court says a Milwaukee man accused of killing his parents doesn't deserve a new trial to determine if he was mentally responsible for his actions.

Corey Kucharski pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in connection with the 2010 deaths of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski. A judge found Kucharski was mentally responsible for the crimes. Kucharski was sentenced to life.

A state appeals court in October granted Kucharski a new trial, ruling he was in a psychotic state when he killed his parents.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-2 on Tuesday that the appeals court erroneously exercised its discretion and a new trial wouldn't produce a different result.

Kucharski's attorney, Matthew Pinix, says he's disappointed for Kucharski and the court's decision curtails appellate courts' powers.

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UPDATED Tuesday, May 6, 2014 --- 9:41 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for a Milwaukee man accused of shooting his parents.

Prosecutors charged Corey Kucharski with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2010 deaths of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski. He was ultimately sentenced to life in prison.

Kucharski argued on appeal he was suffering from schizophrenia and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jean DiMotto wrongly ruled he was mentally responsible for his actions.

The 1st District Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that Kucharski clearly was in a psychotic state when he killed his parents and there was no other explanation for his behavior.

The state Justice Department fought the appeal on behalf of local prosecutors. A spokeswoman says the agency may ask the state Supreme Court to take the case.

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UPDATED Wednesday, February 10, 2010 --- 10:53 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 34-year-old man allegedly admitted to a 911 dispatcher that he fatally shot his parents after an argument in Milwaukee.

Corey Kucharski was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski on Feb. 7.

The autopsy showed Ralph Kucharski was shot 10 times, including below the eye and Pamela Kucharski was shot in the hip, lower back and cheek. Both were 57.

The criminal complaint said he told detectives he hopes his parents don't suffer "in the next world because I screwed up down here."

There was no listing for Kucharski yet in online court records Wednesday morning and the public defender's office had no one listed on the case.

He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

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UPDATED Sunday, February 7, 2010 --- 9:21 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police are investigating the slayings of a man and a woman whose bodies were found early Sunday.

According to a news release, police were called to a house on the city's south side shortly before 1 a.m. A suspect was arrested at the scene.

Details on the slayings were not being released, but police are calling the incident a double homicide.

The victims are believed to be in their 50s.

Lt. Aaron Raap tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that there is no threat to the community and the killings were not random. Police are not releasing a possible motive.

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Posted Sunday, February 7, 2010 --- 1:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating the slayings of a man and a woman whose bodies were found early Sunday.

According to a news release, police were called to a house in the 2300 block of S. 10th St. shortly before 1 a.m. A suspect was arrested at the scene.

Details on the slayings were not being released, but police are calling the incident a double homicide.

Lt. Aaron Raap tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that there is no threat to the community and the killings were not random.

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