April preliminary hearing set in Brian Edgar murder case

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 6, 2003
By TONY RIZZO, The Kansas City Star

A two-day preliminary hearing in April was scheduled today for the Kansas City, Kan., church leaders charged with killing their son.

Johnson County District Judge John Bennett set the hearing for April 17 and 18 for the death of 9-year-old Brian Edgar, whom the Edgars had adopted.

Brian died of asphyxiation after being bound and gagged the night of Dec. 29, according to autopsy reports.

Prosecutors will present evidence at the preliminary hearing. If the judge determines that the evidence is sufficient, he will order a trial.

The Edgars, who led God’s Creation Outreach Ministry, are being held in the Johnson County jail on $1 million bonds. Boyd is being held on a $2 million bond.

Christy Edgar, who along with husband Neil also is charged with murder in Brian Edgar’s death, also was in court Thursday.

Chasity Boyd, the Edgars’ baby sitter who’s also charged with murder in the case, was in court Thursday as well.

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