During his first court appearance since posting bond, Billy Kissner waived further advisement on the charge of second degree murder. He was represented in court by R.L. Benjamin, an associate of Harvey Steinberg, who also waived the 30-day rule for a preliminary hearing.
Judge Sandra Miller said preliminary hearings usually take less than an hour, but the seriousness of the offense warrants additional time. Benjamin and the district attorney's office, represented by Barb Sanford, agreed a half day would be sufficient.
After checking the calendars of both Steinberg and district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller, the preliminary hearing was set for the afternoon of Monday, June 25.
The judge also cautioned Kissner on the importance of being on time for court appearances after he walked in the door 20 minutes late.blog comments powered by Disqus