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Letecia Stauch to be held without bond until trial for stepson’s killing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Letecia Stauch, the woman accused of killing her stepson Gannon Stauch, will be held without bond until her trial, a judge ruled on Thursday.

Stauch has been in custody since her arrest in mid-2020. She faces a charge of first-degree murder and a slew of others in connection with the alleged killing of her stepson.

She did not appear in person for this hearing, or her previous pre-trial hearing. She appeared virtually from the El Paso County Jail. Judge Gregory Werner ruled Thursday that Stauch has to physically be in the courtroom for her next appearance on November 4th, where she will enter a plea of either "guilty" or "not guilty".

We learned earlier this month that Gannon's body was found in a suitcase near a bridge in Florida. His body had a gunshot wound and blunt force trauma, according to testimony during Stauch's preliminary hearing.

Gannon was reported missing from his Lorson Ranch home on Jan. 27, 2020. The community joined police officers for multiple searches that extended through the weeks following his disappearance. Then in early March 2020, police arrested Letecia for first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and other charges while she was in South Carolina.

Read a recap of the preliminary hearing at this link here.

4th Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen spoke about the judge's decision and the next steps in the case. Watch below:

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Andrew McMillan

Andrew is the Digital Content Director for KRDO.com. Learn more about Andrew here.

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