Three individuals appeared in Riley County District Court on Monday afternoon, one of which was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The man charged in connection with the death of a K-State student back in November of last year, appeared in Riley County District Court via web cam.
As KMAN has previously reported, Gregory Melvin Haug Jr., of Olathe, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of opiates and/or narcotics, conspiracy and obstruction of the legal process. This links back to the November 20th incident, where Jordan Forbit was found dead in a K-State residence hall parking lot.
It was later discovered Forbit died of a heroin overdose.
Haug’s attorney, Barry Clark mentioned he still has work to do, as there is a “voluminous ” amount to review.
Clark be asked that the case be set for preliminary hearing.
Haug’s prelim was set for Thursday, October 16th at 10 a.m., in front of Judge William Malcolm.
Several charges led to the arrest of a Westmoreland man back in May, and he made an appearance in Riley County District Court that afternoon as well.
Nathan Woodyard (37) appeared in court via webcam. Woodyard’s attorney, Phyl Yau stated Woodyard was found competent enough to stand trial, and asked for a preliminary hearing date.
Judge William Malcolm set the prelim for Tuesday, October 21st at two p.m., and it is expected to take one hour.
Yau also asked that the bond be reduced from $15,500 to $12,000. Although the state did not agree with this reduction, Judge Malcolm did grant the request.
A Manhattan woman charged with endangering a child under 18 and aggravated battery, appeared in Riley County District Court.
Lesa Heiman stood alongside her attorney-Nicholas Heiman in Judge William Malcolm’s courtroom.
Her attorney stated they were still waiting on medical records and recordings, and asked that the case be set for another status hearing before being set for preliminary hearing.
Judge Malcolm did not take this request, and decided to instead set it further out so counsel could have time to gather everything necessary.
Heiman’s prelim was set for October 31st at 10 a.m, and is expected to take two hours.