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Kansas prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of Great Bend teen

November 19, 2010

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— Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing of a Kansas teen whose burned body was found at a Great Bend asphalt plant.

Thirty-six-year-old Adam Joseph Longoria of Great Bend is charged with capital murder and criminal sodomy in the August killing of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt.

A plea of not guilty was entered Thursday on behalf of Longoria on charges of capital murder, criminal sodomy, vehicular theft and vehicular burglary. That followed a preliminary hearing in which the judge found sufficient cause to proceed to trial. No trial date was set.

Evidence introduced at the hearing included text messages believed exchanged between them. Prosecutors also submitted DNA evidence linking the two in the vehicle Longoria was driving. A woman who was living with him testified he came home smelling of gasoline.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 4 years ago

Here we go on the death penalty debate, I'm afraid.

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