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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Defense seeks dismissal of charges in murder case

  • At a pre-trial motion hearing Monday afternoon in the case of Brock Cunningham, a Dodge City man charged in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl, two motions were filed: motion for dismissal of charges and transfer of evidence.
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  • At a pre-trial motion hearing Monday afternoon in the case of Brock Cunningham, a Dodge City man charged in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl, two motions were filed: motion for dismissal of charges and transfer of evidence. 
     Ford County Court Judge E. Leigh Hood denied defense attorney's, Wichita lawyer Dan Monnat, motion to dismiss all charges. 
     Monnat, however, was granted a filed motion asking samples of flooring taken from inside the residence where the alleged murder occurred to be given to the defense team so they may give it to their expert to review. 
     The motion was approved with no objection. 
     Cunnigham was bound over for trial after a December preliminary hearing. 
     He is being charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in connection to Natalie Pickle's 2008 death. 
     Pickel's mother, Amanda Perry and Cunningham's girlfriend at the time of the incident, left Pickle in Cunninham's care the evening of the accident, Nov. 19, 2008. The defendant alleges Pickle fell off her bead, the next day she was pronounced dead at a Wichita hospital. 
     The defendant is currently out on bond, his pre-trial hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m., Oct. 1-2 with a status conference scheduled at 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 8. 
     
     
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