HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The preliminary hearing for one of two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates charged with attempted capital murder, or in the alternative, aggravated battery concluded Thursday with the defendant being bound over for trial.
Thirty-one-year-old Juan Garza is accused in a case where the victim was beaten in the recreation yard of the central unit. Miguel Garcia was first taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center then transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for treatment. The incident occurred back in June of 2014.
Twenty-two-year-old Jerrod Green entered a plea to two counts of aggravated battery, one for this case and the other for an incident inside the old Reno County Jail. In the second case, Green battered another inmate, Ross Chaney.
He was sentenced back on Dec. 18 and was given eight years and five months in prison.
The case against Garza will now be placed the trial docket of Judge Tim Chambers.