"The strangulation did not begin until at least the Sedgwick/Butler County line," said Paul Oller, one of Robinson's attorneys.
Prosecutors argued that testimony has shown several events leading up to the murder happened in Sedgwick County. Robinson's former friend and star prosecution witness, Everett Gentry, has testified Robinson called him and used him as a go-between for the man who later strangled the girl, Theodore Burnett.
Citing case law, prosecutor Kevin O'Connor said, "A murderer should not escape punishment because the exact place of his crime is concealed."
The judge denied the dismissal motion, meaning Robinson will still stand trial for capital murder in Sedgwick County.
Three more defense motions tried to suppress evidence from being admitted at trial. Robinson was allowed to use a cubicle and office equipment at a Wichita business where the owner had taken Robinson under his wing. Prosecutors want the computer Robinson used to be entered as evidence.
The judge has not yet ruled whether data from the computer will be allowed at trial.
Below is a more detailed blog of the events in court on Friday. These are reporter notes written as they happened and may not contain correct grammar at all times.
Judge Ben Burgess rules that under the circumstances, "any expectation of privacy (by Robinson) was very minimal, and in my judgement, not one that society would be in a position to protect."
Judge denies motions to suppress the computer tower and metal lockbox.
As far as evidence actually entered into trial, data from the computer and the contents of the metal lockbox, prosecutors say they're not going to need any evidence from the lockbox.
Judge is not making a decision yet on whether data from the computer will be allowed as evidence.
Defense Attorney Val Wachtel says Elgin Robinson did have a reasonable expectation for privacy for the computer he was using.
Wachtel says the computer was given to Robinson for his use, whatever that might be. Since there was no contract on the use of the computer, you can't say Robinson knew he wouldn't have an expectation of privacy.
Prosecutor Marc Bennett is arguing the computer police seized should be allowed as evidence at trial. He says Elgin Robinson had no expectation of privacy on the computers he was provided.
Robinson was using computers provided by a business owner even though Robinson wasn't an employee, the business owner was basically mentoring Robinson.
Even if Robinson were an employee, Robinson still has no expectation of privacy.
Bennett says if he himself came into his office tomorrow and began writing the "Great American Novel"...his boss could still fire him, take away the computer, and he has no right to demand his writings back.
Robinson is testifying about how he got two computers (desktop and laptop).
While Robinson was working at a local cafeteria, he became friends with a regular customer.
That customer began offering advice and discussed a project Robinson was working on with friends...Robinson calls it an "entertainment entrepreneurship" project. Robinson had recently begun a DJ business.
That customer eventually offered Robinson two computers to use if he needed it.
Looks like the important evidence attorneys are arguing should or shouldn't be admitted at trial is internet use or personal e-mails Robinson sent while using the computers.
Robinson isn't giving any significant testimony other than to tell how he got the computers and say he had a reasonable expectation of privacy with them.
The other main motions to be heard are suppression motions (defense trying to keep certain pieces of evidence out of trial).
The three motions involve Robinson's items police seized...his computer, the data recovered from the computer, and a metal box.
Elgin Robinson and one other man are about to testify for the defense...prosecutors have three homicide detectives ready to testify, also.
We'll hear from Robinson today.
Judge denies defense motion to dismiss the capital murder charge against Elgin Robinson.