A woman who is charged in Leavenworth with first-degree murder requested a change of venue Friday.

A woman who is charged in Leavenworth with first-degree murder requested a change of venue Friday.

The request came when Barbara M. Frantz appeared in Leavenworth County District Court.

Frantz, 50, Kansas City, Kansas, is charged with first-degree murder. She is accused of shooting her estranged husband, Gary.

The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 27 in Leavenworth.

Frantz told District Judge Martin Asher on Friday that she wanted a change of venue.

“It’s too early for that,” Asher said.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby has been presiding over Frantz’s case. But he was unavailable Friday because he was presiding over a jury trial.

Frantz has not yet made an appearance with an attorney. It appears she has been appointed an attorney. But that lawyer was not present for Friday’s hearing.

Asher scheduled the next hearing in the case for Wednesday.

Frantz remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Assistant County Attorney Katie Devlin said bond for Frantz has been set at $1 million.

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