A southwest Kansas man accused of
raping, sodomizing and killing a Deerfield teenager will go on
trial next year.
Garden City resident Joaquin De Anda initially faced a June 2010
trial for the death of 16-year-old Julia Quintana.
But the 19-year-old defendant got a reprieve after his attorneys
filed a motion claiming he had a mental disease at the time of the
killing in December 2008.
De Anda's trial is now scheduled for March 22 to April 1, 2011.
Julia's body was found in a Dumpster near De Anda's home after
she was reported missing. An autopsy found that she died of
Some of De Anda's peers have testified that he had bragged about