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November 12, 1997


Stabbing suspect booked into jail as an adult

The juvenile charged with stabbing three people in a Sept. 7 fight in Lawrence should be tried as an adult, prosecutors say in a motion filed in Douglas County District Court.

William Alan Rector, 17, 2111 Maple, is charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of stabbing three teens during a fight involving more than a dozen people in the 200 block of Glenview Drive.

Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said she wasn't sure whether a hearing date on the motion had been scheduled. Rector was transported Monday afternoon from the Northeast Kansas Juvenile Detention Center to the Douglas County Jail. He was being held without bond Monday night.

Arguments on the motion will be made at the hearing, which will be conducted in juvenile court.

If a judge determines that Rector should be prosecuted as an adult, his legal proceedings will be moved to an adult court.

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

The preliminary hearing for five adults in the stabbing case began in mid-October and has been continued three times. It is scheduled to conclude today.

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

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