DEKALB COUNTY, Mo—A judge filed a writ of Habeas Corpus Monday in a murder case against a Maysville man.

Judge J. Bartley Spear filed an order for Kenneth Lyn Wykert to be brought before the court. Once approved, both the defense and state will present evidence regarding the imprisonment of Wyckert. Wyckert is accused of killing Leah Dawson and abandoning her corpse.