HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Two men will stand trial for allegedly gunning down a Hutchinson woman in what apparently was a case of mistaken identity.
A Reno County judge Wednesday ordered Billy Joe Craig Jr. and Charles Christopher Logsdon to stand trial for the June, 2011, killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Heckel.
Craig and Logsdon face first-degree murder and several other charges in the death of Heckel, who was shot at her home while her 5-year-old son was nearby.
The Hutchinson News reports testimony during the hearing indicated the men intended to rob a drug dealer but went to the wrong home.
The men’s attorneys argued no DNA evidence or alleged murder weapon connected their clients to the homicide. And they argued that many of the prosecution’s witnesses weren’t credible.