Kan. Man Seeks Reversal Of 1974 Murder Conviction

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ A former school janitor who is serving a
life sentence for the 1974 killing of a 13-year-old Johnson County
girl is asking a judge to reverse his conviction.

John Henry Horton was in court Tuesday to ask a judge to throw
out his conviction for the killing of Lizabeth Wilson. She
disappeared while walking to her Prairie Village from a swimming
pool. Her remains were found six months later in a Lenexa field.

The Kansas Supreme Court last year ordered the hearing so the
Johnson County Court can determine if ``prejudicial error'' was
committed during his second trial in 2008.

The Kansas City Star reports that the judge will rule after a second hearing is held in May. The second hearing was needed because some witnesses could not attend Tuesday's hearing.


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