The sentencing of Adam Joseph Longoria that was set for June 8 has been postponed, to a date that will be determined later.
Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts on Tuesday issued the order to continue the hearing date. According to Ron Keefover with the Kansas Judicial Office, the continuance was granted because of a scheduling conflict. The new date will be announced once the hearing has been scheduled.
Longoria, 38, was found guilty last month of the capital murder of Great Bend teenager Alicia DeBolt, who disappeared the night of Aug. 21, 2010. The 14-year-old girl’s charred remains were found three days later at an asphalt plant near Dundee where Longoria had worked. Longoria was also found guilty of criminal sodomy, aggravated criminal sodomy, attempted rape and vehicular burglary and theft in his jury trial.
Although he was convicted of capital murder, the state did not seek the death penalty. Under state sentencing guidelines, Longoria could be sentenced to life in prison without parole.