Prosecution Wants Jury to Visit Sites

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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Prosecutors in the trial of an Arkansas City man wants the jury to see some sites where he allegedly was the day the woman he's accused of killing went missing.

Justin Thurber, 25, is accused of killing Jodi Sanderholm, a 19-year-old Cowley College freshman, in January 2007. He is charged with capital murder, rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated criminal sodomy.

Cowley County Attorney Chris Smith filed a motion last Friday asking that jurors visit Cowley College and the Kaw Wildlife Area where Sanderholm's body was found.

Smith also filed motions seeking rulings on whether photographs of Sanderholm's autopsy and of a sexual assault examination would be permitted at trial.

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Winfield.
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Information from: The Arkansas City Traveler,
http://www.arkcity.net

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