Spencers makes first appearance

A Cloud County man, Trevin LeePaul Spencer, who is accused of murdering an Asherville man made his first appearance in Mitchell County district court Friday afternoon.
Spencer appeared before District Court Judge Debra Wright, and was officially charged with the murder of Darrell Hill.
Hill, 64, was found dead on Fri., July 24 in his Asherville home by his wife, who told The Beloit Call that “it was an ugly and violent murder.”
Spencer, 27, of rural Cloud County, will be back in court for his preliminary hearing on November 3. The court appointed Julie Effenbeck as his defense attorney.
He was arrested on Tues., July 28, after an investigation by the Mitchell County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The Cloud County Sheriff's Department also assisted.
The Beloit Call reported that Mitchell County Attorney Mark Noah suggested the November preliminary hearing date. Effenbeck, who had meet with Spencer prior to court Friday, said she had discussed the date with Noah and expected to have an evaluation complete for that court date.
Hill's wife, June, told The Call that she was not bothered by the amount of time between the two court dates.
“I would so much rather it be done carefully and correctly rather than have a problem and cause for a mistrial on a technicality,” June Hill said. “I am ready for the long haul. In spite of believing in innocent until proven guilty, I think the right person is in jail.”
Spencer remains in the Mitchell County jail on $1 million bond.


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