Lyon County rape trial pushed to October Featured

Alexander Babb. Alexander Babb. Kansas Department of Corrections photo

Trial for a Lyon County rape suspect has been delayed with less than a week before jury selection was supposed to begin.

Judge Jeff Larson has pushed trial for 23-year-old Alexander James Babb from Sept. 16 to Oct. 7 after a defense motion to suppress certain earlier statements was presented Monday and taken under advisement. A ruling on that motion is pending and has not yet been scheduled.

The final pretrial in the case has been moved from Wednesday to Oct. 2.

5:30 am Tuesday: Motion in Lyon County rape case taken under advisement with trial looming 

With less than a week to go before a scheduled trial, a ruling on a motion presented in a Lyon County rape case this week has been taken under advisement.

The defense motion in the case of 23-year-old Alexander James Babb is designed to suppress various statements if approved by Judge Jeff Larson. A final pretrial hearing is set for 4 pm Wednesday, but at this time it's not clear whether Larson will rule during the hearing or at some other point this week before trial is supposed to begin with jury selection Sept. 16.

Babb faces one count of rape after an alleged incident in early February. The affidavit in the case is sealed, so no additional details have been released.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:08