A pretrial conference has been continued in the case of a man awaiting a new trial in Leavenworth.

A pretrial conference has been continued in the case of a man awaiting a new trial in Leavenworth.

Clayton D. Wilmer, who remains in prison for a conviction in another case, is awaiting a new trial for charges of aggravated battery and robbery and misdemeanor charges of criminal restraint and intimidation of a witness.

The charges stem from an Aug. 3, 2014, incident. Wilmer is alleged to have entered a woman's Leavenworth home and repeatedly punched her. At one point, he allegedly took away the victim's phone when she tried to call 911.

Wilmer, 28, was convicted of the charges in 2016 and he was sentenced to 16 years and two months in prison.

Late last year, the Kansas Court of Appeals overturned the conviction. The appellate judges found that the trial judge had erred by allowing testimony of an expert about domestic violence and the presentation of evidence about another incident involving Wilmer and the same victim.

The case was remanded back to Leavenworth County District Court for a new trial.

A new trial has been scheduled for June 11.

Wilmer appeared in court Wednesday for what had been scheduled as a pretrial conference. Defense attorney Matthew Tillma, who was appointed to the case a couple of weeks ago, said he would like for the case to go to trial in June as scheduled. But he asked that the pretrial conference be continued until May 2 to give him more time to review discovery evidence with Wilmer.

Tillma said he also needs to review various motions and rulings that were part of the first trial.

Assistant County Attorney Michael Jones did not object to the continuance.

“There's quite a bit to go over,” Jones acknowledged.

The pretrial conference was continued until May 2 as requested.

Wilmer remains in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections for another case that also resulted in a 2016 conviction.

This case also was appealed, but the Kansas Court of Appeals upheld convictions in this case for criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, aggravated endangering a child and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. But the appellate judges overturned a conviction in this case for aggravated assault.

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