GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) _ Prospective jurors are being questioned
for a third day for the trial of a central Kansas man accused of
killing a Great Bend girl and burning her body at the asphalt plant
where he worked.
Attorneys for the state and the 38-year-old defendant, Adam
Longoria, worked again Wednesday to select the final pool from
which 12 jurors and two alternates will be drawn. Opening
statements are expected Thursday.
Longoria, of Great Bend, faces life in prison without parole if
he's convicted of capital murder in the death of Alicia DeBolt in
Six more people were still needed for the final pool as of noon
Wednesday. The court wants 42 people in the pool before attorneys
exercise their right to dismiss prospective jurors without having
to give a reason.