Court demands info be released in Wichita woman’s burn, rape case

TOPEKA, Kan.(KSNT)- A judge has ruled that more information about a Wichita man charged in a sexual assault and fatal burning must be released to the media.

The Associated Press along with several media outlets were in court today pursuing the probable cause affidavits in the case against Cornell Mcneal.The 26-year-old is charged with one count of capital murder or an alternative count of first-degree murder in the death of Letitia Davis.

The former Topeka native and mother of four suffered from burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head in the November 14 attack.She later died on November 22nd.

The defense argued the release of records could quote – “endanger the life or physical safety” of Mcneal because the prosecution could seek the death penalty.

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