The preliminary hearing for accused killer Jim Edward Ryan has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. July 12 in Barton County Circuit Court. The hearing had originally been scheduled for June 28.
Ryan is charged with the May 25 beating death of John Kullie in Lamar Heights. Authorities say Ryan killed Kullie, his brother-in-law, with a tire jack. Ryan is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action and is being held in the Barton County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.