Connect with us

News

Case against stepmother charged with murder of Gannon Stauch can proceed, judge rules

Published

on

Case against stepmother charged with murder of Gannon Stauch can proceed, judge rules

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via AP

Gannon Stauch

The murder case against Letecia Stauch in the death of her 11-year-old stepson will move forward, an El Paso County District Court judge ruled Thursday.

District Judge Gregory Werner found sufficient probable cause after listening to testimony during a preliminary hearing earlier this month for Stauch, 38, who is accused of killing Gannon Stauch in January 2020, while the two were home alone.

The boy disappeared Jan. 27, 2020, and his stepmother was charged with first-degree murder on March 2, 2020. Gannon’s body was found under a bridge in Florida on March 17, 2020. He had been shot and stabbed, then put into a suitcase and thrown off an overpass near Pensacola.

During Letecia Stauch’s preliminary hearing, prosecutors presented evidence that Letecia Stauch killed Gannon in his bedroom, then initially dumped his body near Colorado 105 and South Perry Park Road before renting a van and driving with her teenage daughter from Colorado to Pensacola.

google news