Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2003

Boothe murder trial to begin Dec. 15

October 16, 2003

The trial date of a Missouri man accused of killing his son has been pushed back two weeks to better accommodate potential witnesses, prosecutors said.

Raymond Boothe, Cameron, Mo., is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 27, 2002 stabbing death of his 11-year-old son, Levi. According to the charges, Boothe allegedly stabbed his son with needle-nose pliers and left the boy on the side of Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County.

After months of courtroom wrangling and hearing delays, district court judge Frederick Stewart set Boothe's trial date for Dec 1. The date has been pushed back to Dec. 15 to better accommodate the schedules of witnesses slated to testify at the trial, prosecutors said.

Frank Kohl, Leavenworth County District Attorney, is set to prosecute for the state.

Leavenworth attorney Gary Fuller is representing Boothe. Fuller has contended his client is not mentally fit to stand trial.

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