(GREAT BEND, Kan.) — A man charged with killing a Great Bend teenager will get a new preliminary hearing because of amended charges.Adam Longoria is in court Thursday for a hearing on several motions. Longoria is accused of killing 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt last August.
DeBolt's body was found at a Great Bend asphalt plant where Longoria worked.
One of the issues that came up is the amended charges in the case. Prosecutors recently changed a criminal sodomy charge to attempted rape.
Longoria's defense argued the prosecution couldn't amend because a preliminary hearing on criminal sodomy has already been held and because defense attorneys never had a chance to examine witnesses on the attempted rape charges.