Case against accused ‘serial rapist’ will go to trial

Crime

A five-year-old rape case KRQE News 13 first reported on Special Assignment will be heading to trial. 

Amanda Bryand was crushed when she learned crucial evidence in her rape case — including clothing and DNA — was destroyed under the previous District Attorney’s office. 

After the DA decided not to prosecute, the Attorney General’s office took up the case. 

Tuesday, defense attorneys for Eli Kronenanker argued for a judge to dismiss the case, saying the destruction of evidence puts them at a disadvantage, and doesn’t allow for independent testing. 

Judge Stan Whitaker denied the defense’s motion to dismiss, saying the case can still be presented to a jury with existing evidence. 

A trial date has not yet been scheduled. 

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