The motion hearing for accused killer Adam Longoria has been continued due to his defense attorney being ill, said Ron Keefover, chief information officer with the Office of Judicial Administration.
The hearing, during which District Judge Hannelore Kitts will rule on the myriad motions filed by the defense and prosecution, was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, prior to Longoria’s preliminary hearing set for the same day. Longoria will be transported from Wichita to Great Bend for the proceedings.
He is being held in the Sedgwick Count Detention Facility on a $1.5 million bond, being transferred from Barton County to be closer to his Wichita attorneys, Jeffrey Wicks and Tim Frieden at the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit.
Longoria, 36, is the Great Bend man charged with capital murder in the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, Great Bend, on the weekend of Aug. 21. He also faces charges of criminal sodomy and vehicle theft in connection to the case.
The prosecution in the case is being handled by Kansas Attorney General Steve Six and his office.