Defense attorneys for a 36-year-old man accused of killing a Great Bend girl say jail staff improperly recorded a call between Adam Joseph Longoria and his attorney's office.


Defense attorneys for a 36-year-old man accused of killing a Great Bend girl say jail staff improperly recorded a call between Adam Joseph Longoria and his attorney's office.

Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit attorneys representing Longoria requested the case be dismissed or the state be prohibited from seeking the death penalty because of the recording. The Hutchinson News reports that Kansas Attorney General Steve Six admits it was a mistake for Barton County jail officials to record the conversation, but it's not serious enough to jeopardize the case.

Longoria is charged with capital murder and criminal sodomy in the death last month of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt. Her body was found burned beyond recognition near a Great Bend asphalt company where Longoria had worked.