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Judge gives attorneys time to review new DNA murder case evidence

ighteen-year-old, Amadeus Leroux, is in an Keith County District Courtroom Friday as the murder case against him waits on DNA evidence. District Judge Michael Piccolo agreed to give attorneys in the case ten days to review the evidence found on the murder weapon. (SOURCE: Holly Barraclough/KNOP-TV)
ighteen-year-old, Amadeus Leroux, is in an Keith County District Courtroom Friday as the murder case against him waits on DNA evidence. District Judge Michael Piccolo agreed to give attorneys in the case ten days to review the evidence found on the murder weapon. (SOURCE: Holly Barraclough/KNOP-TV)(KNOP)
Published: Dec. 6, 2019 at 10:33 AM CST
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Eighteen-year-old, Amadeus Leroux, is in an Keith County District Courtroom Friday as the murder case against him waits on DNA evidence. District Judge Michael Piccolo agreed to give attorneys in the case ten days to review the evidence found on the murder weapon.

Keith County Attorney Randy Fair says he just got the DNA evidence from the murder weapon this week. He shared the evidence with Leroux's attorney, Maren Lynn Chaloupka, of Scottsbluff. The judge agreed to give them ten days to review the DNA and then he will decide how or if to rule on motions. He will consider more case motions then if necessary.

Judge Piccolo set a Jury trial for April 2020.

The teen is accused of stabbing and killing John Fratis in Ogallala in 2017. Leroux pled not guilty to charges of 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Deadly weapon to Committ a Felony.

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