A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in rural southern Leavenworth County has been continued until next month.

A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in rural southern Leavenworth County has been continued until next month.

Dan S. Flannagan, 63, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Constance Perryman.

Perryman’s body was found April 6 on property located off of 198th Street south of Linwood.

Flannagan was Perryman’s live-in boyfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

A preliminary hearing for Flannagan was scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court. But an earlier preliminary hearing in an unrelated case ran late. And Flannagan’s case was not taken up until about 3 p.m.

Flannagan’s attorney, John Bryant, said he had set aside three hours in his schedule for the hearing. But the defense attorney said he could not stay past 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bryant said he would like to conduct the preliminary hearing all at once and requested that the hearing be continued.

District Judge Michael Gibbens rescheduled the hearing for Aug. 21.

Evidence will be presented during the preliminary hearing, and the judge will determine if the case should move forward.

Flannagan remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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