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Lawrence murder suspect having first court hearing

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Lawrence businessman is scheduled to have her first appearance in a northeast Kansas courtroom.

Monday afternoon's hearing for Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn is in Douglas County District Court before District Judge Paula Martin. McLinn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 52-year-old Harold Sasko.

Sasko owned pizza restaurants in Lawrence and Topeka. McLinn was an employee, and Sasko's relatives have said he let her move into his home while she was having personal problems.

She was arrested in Florida but declined to fight extradition. She returned Saturday to Kansas and is being held in the Douglas County jail on $1 million bond.