Posted 2 years ago
By Fred Gough
Judge Joe McCarville set a date Wednesday for a Hutchinson man accused of stabbing another man to death back in November of last year to enter a plea. The judge set a date of July 23, at 11 a-m.
Aaron Alvarez is expected to enter a plea in the case where he’s accused of intentional murder in the 2nd degree. We knew that a plea deal was in the works but at the last hearing, Attorney Sarah Sweet McKinnon told the judge she had not been able to speak with her client about the offer because of him being housed in the Butler County Jail. She has apparently spoken with him and on Wednesday she asked for a date for him to make the plea.
Alvarez is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Allen Frank to death after the two got into an altercation after Alvarez may have accidentally struck Frank’s girlfriend. The two then argued and Alvarez stabbed Frank in the abdomen.
Frank was flown to Via-Cristi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita where he died at around 12:29 a-m, on Thanksgiving morning. Alvarez was arrested on Thanksgiving day for intentional murder in the second degree.
Again, a plea is expected to be made in the case on July 23.