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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Topeka man to face trial over death of child

  • TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man will face trial in the sexual assault and beating death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl.


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  • TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man will face trial in the sexual assault and beating death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl.
    A judge ruled Wednesday that Billy Frank Davis Jr. will be bound over for trial in the March death of Ahliyah Nachelle Irvin, who was taken from her apartment in March and later found dead in a clothes dryer.
    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports he is charged with first-degree murder, two alternative counts of capital murder and rape among other charges.
    A detective testified during a preliminary hearing in Shawnee County District Court that Davis admitted kidnapping, choking and sexually assaulting Ahliyah before placing her in the clothes dryer.
    The detective testified Davis said he was drunk, high on cocaine and suffering flashbacks from his military service at the time.

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