Needham in court today for preliminary hearing

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The man accused of killing a Healdton woman last August is in court today for his preliminary hearing.

Leonard Needham, 41, is accused of beating Susan Emerson with a frying pan at her home on August 29, 2006.

She later died in an Oklahoma City hospital from her injuries.

Needham's hearing began this morning at 9 o’clock.

The judge heard testimony from witnesses this morning. He will decide if there's enough evidence to go to trial.

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