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Stephen Bodine bound over for jury trial in case of Evan Brewer

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Stephen Bodine was bound over for jury trial in the case of Evan Brewer. The 3-year-old boy was found encased in concrete back in September.

The prosecution wrapped evidence Tuesday morning.

One question the prosecution directed to Miller Tuesday was why it took so long to testify against Bodine. She responded saying "because I was scared." When the prosecution asked of who, she said, "of Stephen."

The defense did not present evidence. 

On Monday, Wichita Police Detective Christian Cory talked about the hours of video recordings that were stored in Google from Bodine's home. Prosecutors presented still pictures of the video showing Evan bound with a collar in the basement. The video showed Bodine as well. 

A judge ruled there is enough evidence, and Bodine will be bound over for a jury trial on May 21 at 9 a.m. He is charged with  two counts of first-degree felony murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, one count of child abuse and one count of aggravated child endangerment.

In the courtroom Tuesday were family members of Evan's who have been searching for answers since the day he disappeared.

They were surprised by Miller's testimony that Bodine murdered her son.

"I appreciate her for that and I know it was hard for her to get up there and explain all of the abuse and do that in front of a person that's so evil," said Carol Brewer, Evan's aunt. 

 

 


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