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VIDEO: Mitchell Makes First Court Appearance

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Abigail Wilson
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Curtis Mitchell, the man accused of murdering KMUW commentator and Wichita restaurateur Tanya Tandoc, had his first appearance in court on Tuesday. KMUW's Abigail Wilson has more...

Mitchell was not present in court but instead made his appearance remotely on a monitor from the Sedgwick County Jail. District Court Judge Joe Kisner addressed Mitchell and read the charges against him.

He's charged with one count with first-degree murder.

Mitchell is being held on a $500,000 bond. He does not yet have an attorney and will likely be appointed one by the court.

Kisner acknowledged that Mitchell wanted to present some things to the court, but advised him to speak with an attorney before taking a formal position in regards to his case.

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Tandoc on Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Orpheum Theatre downtown.

The service will be live streamed on kmuw.org.