TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Attorneys are seeking clarification on how DNA evidence testing will be conducted in the case of a Topeka man accused in the death of an 18-year-old woman.
Dustin Leftwich has pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and other charges in the death of Brenna Morgart. Her body was found in a Topeka area field on May 25, three miles from the site, where sheriff’s officials said she was hit by a vehicle.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that during a hearing Thursday, prosecutors told the judge the type of DNA testing defense lawyers want would take additional time and wouldn’t be completed by the scheduled September preliminary hearing.
Shawnee County Judge Cheryl Kingfisher says she’ll have a written order on evidence by the end of Friday.