Archive for Thursday, January 2, 2003

Hearing set for man accused of killing son

January 2, 2003

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a man accused of killing his son in southern Leavenworth County.

Raymond Boothe, 34, Cameron, Mo., is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m., Feb. 12 in district court. He is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his handicapped son, Levi.

Allegedly, after Boothe stabbed the boy, he left him along the Kansas Turnpike, near Lawrence, according to charges.

Boothe appeared in court Dec. 27 with his attorney, Gary Fuller of Leavenworth.

During the appearance, the court was scheduled to receive an independent doctor's results from a psychiatric evaluation of Boothe. However, the doctor's final report has not yet been submitted.

Boothe had undergone a previous psychiatric evaluation at the Larned State Hospital in southwest Kansas. Hospital officials there determined Boothe competent to stand trial.

Before making a ruling on Boothe's competency, Judge Frederick Stewart will listen to results from the second evaluation, court officials said.

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