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.