OGDEN -- Greg Seamons' second appearance in court on charges from a 1983 murder and rape was continued as his public defender asked for more time to review the evidence.
Seamons' status conference Monday before 2nd District Judge Mark DeCaria was continued to Dec. 16 for setting of a preliminary hearing. The hearing is meant to ensure the minimum standard of evidence has been met to advance a case to trial. Seamons is charged with the murder and rape of 11-year-old Rebecca Lemberger in 1983.
Seamons, 46, was in Idaho State Prison on prior offenses when he was charged a year ago in the Lemberger case via DNA evidence. He admits to knowing Lemberger, who lived in the same part of Ogden, in letters to the media, but has claimed the DNA material is actually that of his deceased father.
After a drawn-out extradition process, Idaho prison officials last month forwarded the last necessary documents to the Weber County Attorney's Office and 2nd District Court to transfer custody of Seamons to Ogden to face trial. He was arraigned Nov. 6 and assigned public defender Jim Retallick.