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Judge to hear motions in Longoria case Tuesday
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Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts is scheduled to hear and/or rule on pre-trial motions in the case of Adam Joseph Longoria on Tuesday. Longoria, 36, is charged with capital murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt of Great Bend last year.

Tuesday’s motions hearing is set for 10 a.m. at the Barton County Courthouse.

Last week Assistant Attorney General Andrew D. Bauch was added to the list of attorneys handling the case for the state.

The most recent motions filed by the defense ask for bench notes and testing results for any forensic testing completed in the case, and information on the procedures and protocol used by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation lab.


 All motions filed in this case can be found on the Internet at

DeBolt was days away from starting her freshman year at Great Bend High School when she left for a party around 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. That was the last time she was seen alive. Her body was later found in a rural area.

Longoria, who was 36 years old at the time, has been charged with capital murder, which is based on charges of first-degree murder and criminal sodomy. He is also charged with stealing a 2002 Ford Explorer on Aug. 27, 2010. If convicted of capital murder, he faces the possibility of a death sentence.