A hearing that was scheduled to determine whether or not convicted murderer Justin Thurber is intellectually disabled has been postponed again. Thurber’s defense attorneys filed a motion requesting a continuation due to the loss of several key members on the defense team. Now, a scheduling hearing is at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 25th at Cowley County District Court in Winfield. A new date for the hearing has not been set yet. Meanwhile,
Thurber sent a letter to the district court office stating his opposition to further delays… saying doing so violates his rights under the Kansas and U.S. constitutions. Thurber also claimes that prosecutors withheld evidence. He maintains his innocence. Thurber was found guilty in 2009 and sentenced to death for the 2007 murder of Jodi Sanderholm of Ark City. His attorney though, argued that Thurber’s sentence should be reduced to life in prison because Thurber is intellectually disabled and there was prosecutorial misconduct during the trial.