Hearing delay in Leftwich trial

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There’s a hearing delay for a Topeka man who admitted last year to killing a Seaman High School graduate.

Dustin Leftwich had pleaded guilty to the May 2012 death of Brenna Morgart.

He admitted to hitting 18-year-old Morgart with his car, attempting to rape her, hitting her with a tire iron and then leaving her to drown in a creek.

Then earlier this year he filed a motion seeking permission to withdraw his plea and go to trial.

He claims his attorney coerced him into pleading guilty to avoid a death sentence.

In January of 2013, Leftwich was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 

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