Not guilty plea in Lawrence stabbing death

KSN News (file)
KSN News

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Lawrence woman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend.

Marci D. Cully pleaded not guilty Friday in the Christmas 2013 stabbing death of 33-year-old Wayne Francisco. Cully’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 6.

Cully’s lawyer, Courtney Henderson, says the defense and prosecution are awaiting results of a criminal history report and testing of additional evidence.

During a preliminary hearing last month, investigators testified that Cully told them she stabbed Francisco twice after he threatened her and threw a chair at her and tried to swing it again. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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