Hearing to Resume in Tabor Player’s Death

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) A preliminary hearing resumes Thursday afternoon for two suspects in the death of a Tabor College football player.

The hearing for Alton Franklin and DeQuinte Flournoy began last week. But it was continued to give prosecutors time to search for a key witness to a fight that led to the death of Brandon Brown, 26. The redshirt defensive lineman from Tabor College was found unconscious Sept. 16 at a McPherson Party and died about a week later.

The suspects both are former McPherson College football players. They’re charged with being accessories to second-degree murder.

The missing witness moved back to Texas after the case was delayed in October and a subpoena to compel him testify was returned earlier this month as undeliverable.