Kansas Supreme Court upholds Adam Longoria’s convictions

FILE - In this April 6, 2012, file photo, Adam Longoria appears in court as his guilty verdict read for his capital murder trial in the death of Alicia DeBolt at Barton County District Court in Great Bend, Kansas. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, Pool, File)
Alicia Debolt (KSN File Photo)
Alicia Debolt (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed Adam Longoria’s Barton County convictions of capital murder, vehicle burglary, and theft. The decision was written by Justice Marla Lucket.

In 2012, a Barton County jury convicted Longoria of the murder of Alicia Debolt.

On Aug. 21, 2010, Debolt went missing and was found dead days later. Investigators discovered the burnt remains of her body at an asphalt plant where Longoria worked. Alicia was last seen leaving her home in Great Bend for a party just before midnight on Aug. 21. Text messages prosecutors showed jurors showed that the then 38-year-old Longoria picked Alicia up that night.

Longoria was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

He argued his convictions should be reversed for a number of reasons, each of which the court found without merit. Read more in the 61-page ruling.

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