- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas doctor and his wife are appealing decades-long prison sentences for running a clinic linked to 68 overdose deaths.

Their attorneys filed notice Tuesday of their decision to challenge the sentences to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Dr. Stephen Schneider was resentenced last month again to 30 years, while his wife, Linda, was again given 33 years.

Their resentencing came in the wake of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the victim’s drug use had to be the actual cause of death, not merely a contributing factor. But the ruling ultimately did nothing to change the length of prison time.

The Haysville couple was convicted in 2010 of conspiracy to commit health care fraud resulting in those deaths, unlawfully prescribing drugs, health care fraud and money laundering.

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