Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

Rape, robbery retrial delayed

November 17, 2005

The trial for a suspect charged with the robbery of a Lansing gasoline station and the rape of a clerk there in December 2004 has been postponed.

The trial was supposed to have begun Monday, Nov. 14, but Deborah Owens, spokeswoman for the Leavenworth County Attorney's office, said the suspect's lawyer had called to say he was sick that day.

A new trial date will be set on Monday, Owens said.

The 26-year-old suspect, from Kansas City, Kan., is charged with robbing Wood Oil, 109 4-H Road, and raping the on-duty clerk.

The case originally went to trial Oct. 3 in Leavenworth County District Court. But Judge Frederick Stewart declared a mistrial Oct. 5, requiring a new trial to be scheduled.

The suspect remains in Leavenworth County Jail.

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