intro: The state Supreme Court heard opening arguments today/Tuesday in a case that challenges Missouri's sexual predator law. Lee McGuire has more from Jefferson City.
At issue is a state law that lets it define a repeat sex offender as a sexual predator. That means a lifetime in state custody.
The case of convicted rapist Chris Gilyard (GILL-yard) has brought the issue to the Missouri Supreme Court. Attorney Emmett Queener said evidence that Gilyard had raped a second woman should not have influenced the original sentence.
But the state told the Court that the sexual predator law does not violate a criminal's right to due process. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.