Salina Murder Trial Set To Begin
KSAL Staff - March 22, 2014 5:12 pm
A trial for One of three people accused in a Salina murder is set to begin in Saline County District Court. Jury selection is set to begin Monday in a trial for 33-year-old Dane DeWeese.
Last spring 27-year-old Kristin Tyler of Salina went missing. The mother of four was missing two weeks before her body was found in a ravine off Interstate 135 in rural Saline County.
Deweese, 25-year-old Joel Heil, and 21-year-old Megan Wells, all of Abilene, are charged in the case.
The case began when Tyler disappeared back on April 25th of last year. Her body was discovered on May 9th, just west of Salina on Stimmel Road below Interstate 135. Numerous law enforcement officers had been searching the area, and a sheriff deputy on patrol made the discovery.
Shortly after the body was found police arrested Heil and DeWeese. Megan Wells was arrested on February 26th of this year.
DeWeese’s trial is set to begin Monday. Heil’s trial is scheduled for May. A trial date for Wells not yet been set.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the Salina Police Department are continuing to investigate the case.