- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge ruled on Thursday there is enough evidence to try a 27-year-old for capital murder and rape in the death of a woman who was set on fire at a Wichita park.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1WA65Qb ) reports Cornell McNeal faces a Nov. 12 arraignment in the November death of Letitia “Tish” Davis. The 36-year-old mother of four suffered burns on more than half of her body and cuts on her head in the attack. She died about a week later.

The critically injured victim couldn’t say much to investigators after she was found near a charred area in Fairmont Park, but witnesses say she kept repeating she had been raped, beaten and set on fire.

Affidavits show a damaged cellphone and DNA evidence connected McNeal to the attack.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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