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Trial set Sept. 10 in murder case

Thursday, May 17, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- A Sept. 10, 2012, jury trial has been scheduled in the Stathis Kirkpatrick murder case. Kirkpatrick is the 20-year-old Bartley, Nebraska, man charged with first degree murder in connection with the 2011 death of 14-year-old Kailee Nichole Clapp of McCook.

Red Willow County District Court Judge David Urbom set the trial date during a phone conference, Wednesday afternoon, after granting the prosecution a motion to have an independent psychiatric examination of Kirkpatrick completed.

The defense for Kirkpatrick has indicated they intend to rely on the insanity defense at trial.

A June 4, 2012, hearing was also scheduled to resolve any issues pertaining to the juror questionnaire.

Kirkpatrick is charged with first degree murder resulting from a sexual assault, use of a knife or deadly weapon to commit a felony, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful burial.

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