GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — The mother and sister of a 14-year-old cheerleader whose burned body was found at the Great Bend asphalt plant are expected to make victim impact statements at a hearing for the man convicted of killing her.
Sentencing for 38-year-old Adam Longoria is Tuesday before Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, but capital murder carries at least a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
Jurors deliberated less than four hours in April before convicting him for the August 2010 murder of Alicia DeBolt.
To find Longoria guilty of capital murder, jurors had to find he committed criminal sodomy, aggravated criminal sodomy or attempted rape during the killing. Jurors decided he committed all three.
They also found him guilty of vehicle burglary and theft.