The man charged in the July fatal shooting of Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert D. Melton made a brief court appearance Friday.
Jamaal R. Lewis, 20, is charged with capital murder and could face a death sentence in the case.
At Friday’s hearing in Wyandotte County District Court, Lewis was represented by lawyers from the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit.
During the hearing, attorneys discussed the transfer of evidence from prosecutors to the defense.
Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said the defense has received more than 800 pages of police reports and discs containing still photos and videos.
Gorman also provided notice to the defense that some evidence submitted for DNA analysis to the Johnson County Crime Lab could be used up and wouldn’t be available for the defense to test.
Such notice is required under Kansas law.
District Judge Wes Griffin scheduled a Nov. 10 hearing for Lewis. A preliminary hearing date could be set at that time.
Melton was fatally shot July 19 while he and other officers were responding to a reported drive-by shooting. Lewis was arrested a short time after Melton was shot.
He is being held in the Wyandotte County Detention Center with a bond of $10 million.