BTK Preliminary Hearing Off, Arraignment Delayed


The widely anticipated preliminary hearing in Wichita’s BTK serial killing case won’t happen. Suspect Dennis Rader waived it; his attorney made an unusual request to postpone the arraignment for 10 days, says the Wichita Eagle. Steve Osburn, the chief public defender for Rader, said that the defense needed more time to meet filing deadlines for he arraignment, where Rader plans to plead not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder.

Osburn dismissed questions about possible plea-bargain negotiations. “That is not happening at all,” he said.


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