John Oldson’s preliminary hearing was continued today, April 20, 2012, due to Attorney Glen Clark being rushed to the hospital last night with chest pains and high blood pressure. Prosecutor Cory O’Brien of the Nebraska Attorney Generals office was on hand to ask for the continuance. Oldson’s attorney James Mowbray of Lincoln tried to stop the continuance due to the hardship of Oldson’s mother and wife for their travel to Nebraska. Judge Alan Brodbeck agreed to the continuance which will be April 26th at 9:30 am.
45 year old Oldson is the prime suspect in the murder Case of Cathy Beard, who disappeared May 31, 1989 and whose skeletal remains were found outside of Ord NE in April 1992. Oldson will still be held at the Valley County jail on $1,000,000.00 bail.