A trial has been continued in the case of a rural Linwood man who is accused of killing his girlfriend.

A trial has been continued in the case of a rural Linwood man who is accused of killing his girlfriend.

The case of Dan S. Flannagan had been scheduled to go to trial next week in Leavenworth County District Court. But that trial has been canceled. A new trial date has not yet been scheduled.

Flannagan, 64, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in connection to the death of Constance Perryman.

Perryman’s body was found April 6 on property located off of 198th Street south of Linwood. She reportedly died from a shotgun wound.

Flannagan and Perryman had been living together on the property.

Flannagan appeared in court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing. Flannagan’s attorney, John Bryant, had filed a motion to continue the trial ahead of Wednesday’s hearing.

Bryant suggested that if his motion to continue the trial was granted, a hearing to take up other motions could be scheduled for next week.

Bryant said he requested the continuance because he is still receiving evidence through the discovery process. He also said that his defense strategy for the trial probably will be affected by how the judge rules on motions.

“We do need to get ruling on the motions,” he said.

District Judge Michael Gibbens granted the continuance of the trial and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Tuesday.

Bryant said he would like a chance to look at some of the discovery evidence before selecting a new trial date. He suggested the parties can discuss a new trial date during Tuesday’s hearing.

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