Monday, June 29, 2009

Accused Lamar Catholic Church arsonist withdraws change of venue request

Whatever happens with John Franklin Manco's case will happen in Lamar.

Manco, 19, the man charged with arson, two counts of burglary, and one count of tampering with a vehicle in connection with the Feb. 6 fire that destroyed St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lamar, withdrew his request for a change of venue and a change of judge during a hearing today in Barton County Circuit Court.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, July 13.

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