(Wichita, KS) — Even though Adam Longoria is under a gag order, we now know he recently sent letters to several media outlets offering post trial interviews.
Longoria sent KWCH several letter's last summer and now he's at it again.
In late March, Longoria sent letters to at least two newspapers offering "first rights" to a post-trial interview in exchange for money to buy phone cards. Longoria also asked one newspaper for photographs of himself from trial.
"Statements that a defendant makes between the verdict of a jury and the sentencing could affect what happens to him," said Legal Expert Attorney Charlie O'Hara. "If he says something that the judge doesn't like or that the prosecution wants to bring up that could be used against him."
O'Hara is not involved in this case. but he expects the judge will take action - and limit what longoria can and can't do.
"Now whether the judge can control someone who if facing a life sentence, that is always in question," O'Hara said.
Longoria sent at least one letter from the Sedgwick County Detention Facility. He spent time there before his trial began. We don't if he will be sent back to WIchita between now and his sentencing, but no matter where he stays all restrictions would apply.
Longoria could face the same thing once he gets to prison. You may recall, Dennis Rader's sentence included limits on who he could call and what access he had to TV or reading materials.
"I don't know that the Department of Corrections always has to follow those things," O'Hara said.
One thing is clear, the law does not allow Longoria to profit from his crime. So any money he receives for interviews or other wise would go to his victim's family or to repay the costs of this trial.
We don't know if the media outlets accepted Longoria's offer.Longoria continues to seek public attention through writing media outlets.