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Trial looms for man accused of luring 14-year old Kansas girl by text, burning her body
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) ' Almost two years after authorities found a 14-year-old Kansas girl's charred remains, the man accused of luring her through text messages is facing a murder trial.
Adam Joseph Longoria is accused of killing Alicia DeBolt in August 2010, then leaving her body at an asphalt plant where he worked.
Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Longoria became obsessed with DeBolt after seeing her at a party. Investigators have hundreds of text messages between the two, and surveillance photos from the store where Longoria bought gas the night DeBolt disappeared.
Longoria denies the charges, claiming he never saw Alicia that night.
His trial begins Monday. Attorneys will face a daunting task of finding jurors who haven't heard about the case. Defense lawyers unsuccessfully tried to get the trial moved out of Barton County.