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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.

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none2 3 years, 4 months ago

I guess this article didn't get read much. I will add that at a class reunion, I was shock to find out that the wife of one of my classmates had friends who knew the victim's family.

The only thing I don't like about the death penalty is when there is true doubt about the guilt of the individual. This seems like a pretty clear case of guilt. I don't think individuals like this can be reformed. If anybody thinks so poorly of another human's life to kill them, I don't think they can grow a conscience after the fact. It is something missing inside of them. It won't bring the dead girl back, but perhaps his death will let some parents rest better knowing that at least this guy cannot do it again. Here is more on the story:

http://www.dodgeglobe.com/news/x291607602/Prosecutors-to-seek-death-penalty-in-teen-killing

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 5 months ago

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

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Ray Parker 3 years, 5 months ago

Now that we're getting the raping child killer lined up for death row, how do we punish those in the criminal justice system who turned a dangerous, violent pervert, guilty of 13 felonies, loose on our children?

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