A judge has scheduled a hearing to take up a request for additional DNA testing in the case of a man who was convicted of rape and robbery in Lansing.

A judge has scheduled a hearing to take up a request for additional DNA testing in the case of a man who was convicted of rape and robbery in Lansing.

Gregory Mark George Jr., 40, is serving a prison sentence for charges of rape, aggravated robbery and aggravated intimidation of a witness.

The charges stemmed from a 2004 robbery at a Lansing convenience store. George, who was living in Kansas City, Kansas, at the time of the incident, was convicted of raping a clerk during the robbery.

An initial trial ended in a mistrial before George was convicted in 2006. At the time, he also was convicted of a kidnapping charge. But the conviction for this charge was reversed in 2010 by the Kansas Court of Appeals, and he was re-sentenced, according to court documents.

In 2013, George filed a petition for DNA testing of hairs that were collected as part of his case but never tested.

In June, the Kansas Supreme Court reversed earlier rulings by a district judge and the Kansas Court of Appeals that denied the petition.

The Kansas Supreme Court remanded the case back to Leavenworth County District Court, asking a district judge to review a stipulation regarding DNA evidence that was used during George’s second trial. A district judge also has been asked to make a determination whether the requested testing may produce noncumulative, exculpatory evidence that could be helpful in exonerating George.

Attorneys for George submitted written arguments in September, according to Alice Craig, who is representing George.

She said the County Attorney’s Office has not yet filed a response.

Craig appeared in court Friday with George.

Craig said it is her understanding that County Attorney Todd Thompson wants more time.

Thompson did not appear in court Friday, but Assistant County Attorney Bryanna Hanschu appeared for the County Attorney’s Office.

“We’re looking at the physical evidence that was admitted,” Hanschu said.

She said Thompson wants to meet with Craig.

Craig said Thompson has found the written stipulation regarding DNA testing that was prepared for George’s second trial. But Craig said she cannot find in the record of the trial how the stipulation was used.

“I can’t find where it was admitted or read to the jury,” she said.

The written stipulation mentions testing of some DNA evidence in the case but does not address the hairs that George is wanting tested.

Craig asked District Judge Michael Gibbens to set another court date to make a decision and require the County Attorney’s Office to file a response prior to that.

Gibbens set a hearing for March 29. The judge plans to listen to oral arguments and make a ruling at that time.

He said the County Attorney’s Office will need to file a written response by March 16.

A Kansas Department of Corrections website indicates George’s earliest possible release date from prison is 2052.

Court documents indicate George’s attorneys are with the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies, which is a program of the University of Kansas School of Law.

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