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November 12, 1997


Date pending for adjudication hearing of stabbing suspect

A hearing date has not yet been set for a teen-ager who prosecutors want to try as an adult for his role in a Sept. 7 fight in which three teens were stabbed.

The hearing, which will be held in Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone's court, will determine whether 17-year-old William Alan Rector, 2111 Maple Ln., should be tried as an adult.

Assistant Dist. Atty. Shelley Diehl, juvenile prosecutor for the office, refused to comment on why prosecutors filed the motion. Rector is charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Arguments as to why Rector should or should not be tried as an adult will be made at the hearing.

Rector on Monday was transported from the Northeast Kansas Juvenile Detention Center to the Douglas County Jail, where he remained without bond Tuesday night.

According to state statute, juveniles awaiting adjudication hearings may be transported from juvenile to adult facilities before the hearing, Diehl said.

Rector is accused of stabbing three teens during the Sept. 7 fight in the 200 block of Glenview Drive.

Five adults and three other juveniles have been charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit aggravated battery to attempted murder.

Hearings for the juveniles are set to begin later this month.

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