A woman who is facing a murder charge for allegedly shooting her estranged husband last year in Leavenworth was on the witness stand Wednesday.

A woman who is facing a murder charge for allegedly shooting her estranged husband last year in Leavenworth was on the witness stand Wednesday.

Barbara M. Frantz, 51, Kansas City, Kansas, did not testify in her criminal case. But she was called as a witness in a writ of habeas corpus hearing in Leavenworth County District Court.

Frantz filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in November, arguing that her medical needs were not being met at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Frantz remains in custody at the jail while she awaits a trial for a first-degree murder charge. She is accused of shooting her estranged husband, Gary, Jan. 27, 2017, in a Leavenworth parking lot.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Feb. 16 in the criminal case. The case is scheduled to go to trial March 19.

During Wednesday's hearing, Frantz testified that she has various medical problems. She said she is provided ibuprofen for pain on a cycle in which she receives the medicine for three days but then goes for seven days without the pills.

“I’ve filed numerous grievances concerning the medication and the pain I'm in,” she said.

Frantz also testified about an incident she said occurred earlier this week. Frantz alleges a nurse at the jail grabbed her arm while she was attempting to get more water to take her medicine.

Frantz said she feels she is being punished for filing grievances against the nurse.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, which operates the jail, was represented during the hearing by attorney Mollie Hill.

During cross examination, Hill questioned Frantz about her refusal to take other medication.

Frantz said she has refused to take some medication because of side effects.

Frantz said she does not take a morning dosage of a mood stabilizer but she takes a nighttime dosage.

Hill also asked questions about an incident when Frantz reportedly was found to be in possession of more Tylenol and ibuprofen than what inmates are typically allowed to have at the jail.

Frantz denied having more than the permitted number of packets of medicine.

“They never documented, they never inventoried what I had,” she said.

Following Frantz's testimony, District Judge Gunnar Sundby said he will review the case and issue a ruling in writing.

Sundby said attorney John Bryant will have 10 days to submit additional documents to the court. Bryant was appointed to represent Frantz in the writ of the habeas corpus proceedings.

Frantz also was in court Wednesday for her criminal case.

In that case, Sundby granted a prosecution motion to have a sample of jean material tested for DNA by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant County Attorney Katie Devlin said the jean material was from the defendant. A drop of blood was found on the material.

The evidence sample likely will be consumed as a result of the testing. Defense attorneys objected to the prosecution's motion for the testing.

Sundby said attorneys representing Frantz in the criminal case can have an expert observe the KBI testing.

If any of the evidence remains after the KBI testing, the defense expert will be able to test it, Sundby said.

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