Murder suspect bound over for trial, another guilty in unrelated case
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:38pm Malinda Rust
A defendant in a local murder case was scheduled to appear Friday and enter a formal plea, but his attorney, instead, asked the court to redo his preliminary hearing.
Kenshari Graham, 20, was bound over for trial on one count of second-degree murder earlier this month following a preliminary hearing before Comanche County Special District Court Judge Ken Harris. As previously reported, Harris allowed the hearing to be terminated before defense attorney Ron Williams finished the cross examination of the state's witness because he had heard enough testimony to find probable cause that Alec McGlory had been murdered and Graham was involved.
Both Graham and Devin Fulner were arrested and charged after McGlory, 17, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a west Lawton apartment complex.
Williams is now asking the court to remand Graham's case to a preliminary hearing due to a lack of proper procedure.
The Constitution previously reported Williams asked the court to continue the preliminary hearing because the state hadn't disclosed all law enforcement records within five business days of the hearing as required by law, a claim the prosecutor denied at the hearing.
Williams argued in his motion, filed Friday, that state statute requires the defense to be granted the ability to call and examine witnesses as a remedy. Williams moved for a continuance during the hearing after Louis Poindexter's attorney had to leave to attend a doctor's appointment. The court overruled the motion and bound Graham over for trial. No date has been scheduled for a hearing.
Another witness in the McGlory homicide case pleaded guilty this week to unrelated charges.