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Missouri Due Process Law
 

State of Missouri vs. Brian James Adkison

On November 22, 2013, Adkison was charged by indictment with one count of
first-degree burglary, § 569.160, one count of forcible rape, § 566.030, and one count of deviate
sexual assault, § 566.070.1 These charges were the result of Adkison’s unwelcome sexual
contact with L.C.,2 his ex-girlfriend, in the early hours of May 4, 2013.
Adkison’s case first went to trial on Januar... More...
   $0 (04-28-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. JACOLE N. PRINCE

In October 2005, Prince’s then four-year-old daughter L.P. (“Victim”) was admitted to
Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She was unresponsive from an unknown cause and was
unable to breath effectively on her own. Victim was placed in the intensive care unit and underwent
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surgery, after which she was temporarily placed on a respirator. Measurements of her weight a... More...
   $0 (04-28-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Stephanie Harris

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STATE OF MISSOURI v. KRYSTAL M. SCROGGS

In 2013, Scroggs and her husband Matthew Scroggs ("Matthew")2 were living in
Pleasant Hill, Missouri with their three children. During the summer, Matthew's mother,
Melinda Brown ("Brown") was caring for the children at her home a couple hours away
from Pleasant Hill. In early June of 2013, Brown took the three children to visit Pleasant
Hill. Brown noticed that Scroggs appe... More...
   $0 (04-05-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. JOSEPH J. DRAKE

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Mr. Drake appeals a judgment convicting him of two counts of first-degree
statutory sodomy, one co... More...
   $0 (03-31-2017 - MO)

KEVIN HICKS v. STATE OF MISSOURI


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Hicks was convicted following a jury trial of two counts o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2017 - MO)

State of Missouri vs. Christopher D. Hendren

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On January 25, 2012, Walter Feldman was found dead in the bedroom of his home in Centerview. He had died from multiple gunshot wounds... More...
   $0 (03-24-2017 - MO)

State of Missouri vs. Jeremy Jacob Buch

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Mr. Jeremy J. Buch appeals his convictions by a Livingston County jury
for the class C felonies of... More...
   $0 (03-24-2017 - MO)

State of Missouri v. Jason McDowell

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On January 23, 2014, an employee ("Housekeeper") of Red Roof Inn was conducting
routine housekeeping functions in various hotel r... More...
   $0 (03-24-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. TOMMY DAVIDSON

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On June 1, 2015, Cody Beall backed his truck out of his garage in Overland Park, Kansas,
and got o... More...
   $0 (03-17-2017 - MO)

Richard S. Mercer v. State of Missouri

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Following a jury trial in 2008, Mercer was found guilty of second-degree statutory
rape and the class D felony of incest. Mercer was ... More...
   $0 (03-17-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. COREY D. BARRETT

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In March 2013, Barrett was charged with one count second-degree felony murder,
§ 565... More...
   $0 (03-04-2017 - MO)

MARCUS BENSON vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

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Benson was originally charged in the Circuit Court of Jackson County with two counts of
first-degree child endangerm... More...
   $0 (03-04-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. TAJEAON RUCKER

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From December 31, 2013 until January 2, 2014, A.G. (“Victim”) and her sister K.G.
(“Sister”) ... More...
   $0 (03-04-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. DAVID D. HIGHTOWER

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On January 15, 2014, Dephanie Gillespie was sitting in her car, in a driveway next to her
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DAVID G. DEPRIEST v.STATE OF MISSOURI and NATALIE DEPRIEST v. STATE OF MISSOURI

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The DePriests are brother and sister. After a maintenance man reported a marijuana
growi... More...
   $0 (03-04-2017 - MO)

Christina Francis v. Daniel Wieland

Ms. Christina Francis, Mother of the 11-year-old child subject to the motion to
modify custody at the core of this dispute, appeals a circuit court judgment grantin g
joint legal and joint physical custody to her and Mr. Daniel Wieland, the child’s
biological Father, and otherwise establishing a parenting plan and ordering child
support, and requiring the parties to pay their own c... More...
   $0 (03-02-2017 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. DANIEL DUOT AJAK

Daniel Ajak appeals, following a jury trial, his conviction of misdemeanor resisting arrest, § 575.150, for which he was sentenced to 280 days in the county jail. Ajak argues both that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction and that the trial court plainly erred in submitting an erroneous verdict director. We affirm.


The Majority Opinion holds:

1. For... More...
   $0 (02-22-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Darius Bowdry and Keyshyala Thomas

St. Louis, MO - Two Chicago People Plead Guilty in Connection with Plaza Frontenac Robbery

Two individuals charged with the November 26, 2016, robbery at Plaza Frontenac have entered guilty pleas to interstate transportation of stolen property.

According to court documents, the eight named defendants and others entered the Saks Fifth Avenue department store soon after it opened ... More...
   $0 (02-20-2017 - MO)

OTIS CORNELIOUS v. STATE OF MISSOURI

A jury convicted Cornelious of first-degree murder and armed criminal action on
September 29, 2005. Cornelious retained counsel to represent him on direct appeal
("Retained Counsel"). We affirmed the convictions in State v. Cornelious, 258 S.W.3d
461 (Mo. App. W.D. 2008).
Cornelious used Retained Counsel to pursue post-conviction relief pursuant to Rule
29.15. Retained... More...
   $0 (02-09-2017 - MO)

MICHAEL FORD v. STATE OF MISSOURI

Following his conviction of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, Movant filed
a pro se motion for post-conviction relief on May 11, 2015. Movant’s appointed counsel
(“Counsel”) then made an entry of appearance on May 20, 2015, and requested an additional 30
days to file the amended motion, which was granted. On August 18, 2015, Counsel filed
Movant’s amended motion... More...
   $0 (02-01-2017 - MO)

ANTHONY C. WASHINGTON v. STATE OF MISSOURI

After a jury trial, Washington was convicted of one count of the class C felony of stealing
and one count of the class C felony of forgery. The court sentenced him as a prior and persistent
offender to ten years’ imprisonment on each count, with the sentences to run concurrently. His
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convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal in State v. Washington, 397 S.W.3... More...
   $0 (01-20-2017 - MO)

State of Missouri v. Randy E. Twitty

A detective assigned to the St. Charles County Drug Task Force was reviewing the
National Precursor Log Exchange ("NPLEX") for suspicious pseudoephedrine purchases
when he noticed that Debra Galebach had purchased an unusually large amount of
pseudoephedrine: four purchases within 38 days, including a purchase made earlier that
day. Three task force detectives went to Galebach... More...
   $0 (01-20-2017 - MO)

SAMUEL LOMAX vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Movant was charged with robbery in the first degree, armed criminal action, two
counts of robbery in the second degree, attempted robbery in the second degree, tampering
in the first degree, assault in the third degree, resisting arrest and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
According to the facts as summarized in Appellant’s direct appeal, State v. Lomax,
ED97365, on the... More...
   $0 (12-21-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. RALPH ALEXANDER

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence presented at Defendant’s
jury trial revealed the following facts. During the early evening hours of April 5, 2012, James
Goldsby was driving a Nissan Maxima that belonged to his girlfriend Erica Johnson, who was
present in the car along with her uncle and cousin. Goldsby and the other passengers arrived at
Johnso... More...
   $0 (11-29-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. BRIAN KEITH MCBENGE

Over two decades after Victim’s murder, a DNA analysis linked Defendant and his brother Cecil McBenge1 to evidence found on or near Victim’s property shortly after she was killed. In separate underlying cases, Defendant and Cecil were each charged with and found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder based on accomplice liability.2 The State’s fourth
substitute information in lieu of indic... More...
   $0 (11-18-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. CECIL RUSSELL MCBENGE

Over two decades after Victim’s murder, a DNA analysis linked Defendant and his brother Brian McBenge1 to evidence found on or near Victim’s property shortly after she was killed. In separate underlying cases, Defendant and Brian were each charged with and found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder based on accomplice liability.2 The State’s third
substitute information in lieu of indict... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. MARK LEE KILGORE

Appellant, 43, was charged with one count of third-degree assault, based on his conduct
in striking his tenant Dennis Vogt (Vogt), 63, who rented a basement room in Appellant’s house.
Appellant’s brother, Jason Kilgore (Jason), also rented from Appellant and lived in the basement,
but his room did not have a door; rather, his area was in the basement proper and his bed was
nea... More...
   $0 (11-17-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. DEON A. WILLIAMS

Sex Offender

The facts established at trial and viewed in the light most favorable to the judgment are as follows: Williams sexually abused his biological daughter, G.W., multiple times when she was twelve or thirteen years old. The abuse started after G.W. moved out of her mother’s home and went to live with Williams at a house on Plover. Williams lived on Plover with his two daughters, G.W. and D.W., and... More...   $0 (11-04-2016 - MO)

State ex rel. Jason H. Malashock v. The Honorable Michael T. Jamison

Honorable Michael T. Jamison Circuit Judge

Jason Malashock (Plaintiff) was injured when his utility terrain vehicle (UTV) overturned. Plaintiff alleged that the roof of the UTV failed and caused his injuries. As relevant to this writ petition, Plaintiff sued Chesterfield Valley Sports, Inc. (Defendant).

Plaintiff designated four expert witnesses expected to testify at trial. One of the designated experts was Herbert Newb... More...
   $0 (11-04-2016 - MO)

RODNEY SIMMONS v. STATE OF MISSOURI

Simmons pled guilty on May 28, 2013 pursuant to a plea agreement with the State. In exchange for Simmons's plea to murder in the second degree and armed criminal action, the State agreed to reduce Simmons's murder charge from first degree to second degree; to drop additional charges for the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance and the class A felony of trafficking in the sec... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - MO)

BRANDON ROBERTS v. STATE OF MISSOURI

Roberts was charged and tried for one count of stealing, section 570.030, arising out of his unlawful receipt of certain benefits from the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division (the "Department"). On August 23, 2010, Roberts completed and submitted an application for benefits with Melissa Smolke ("Smolke"), eligibility specialist with the Department. Based on the in... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - MO)

DARON J. PARKER v. STATE OF MISSOURI

Defendant was charged with one count of assault in the first degree, in violation of Section 565.0501, and one count of armed criminal action, in violation of section 571.015. Two attorneys (together, "Plea Counsel") entered appearances on behalf of Defendant.

On July 18, 2014, Defendant appeared in court with Plea Counsel and pleaded guilty to both charges, pursuant to a plea agreeme... More...
   $0 (10-27-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. LEVI SCOTT ELLIOTT

The events giving rise to Levi's convictions occurred on the evening of March 24,
2012. In March of 2012, Levi was fifteen years old, and his half-sister, Sierra Elliott
("Sierra"), was twelve years old.4 Both Levi and Sierra lived with their father, Jim Elliott,
and Sierra's mother, Peggy Elliott, in Bolivar, Missouri. The previous month, Jim and
Peggy Elliott's older son, ... More...
   $0 (10-19-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. JOSEPH FOUNTAIN PERRY

Officer Jodi Huber, of the Chillicothe Police Department, was out on patrol. She
purposefully drove past Perry's house on more than one occasion during her patrol because
Officer Huber believed Perry was selling methamphetamine out of his house. On one such
occasion, Officer Huber saw Perry backing a truck out of the driveway. Officer Huber
checked the vehicle's registration... More...
   $0 (10-19-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. LARRY DONNELL SIMMS

Because Simms does not allege that there was insufficient evidence to support his
convictions, it is not necessary to recite the facts of the offenses here, other than noting that
Simms contended at trial that he acted in self-defense.
On May 12, 2014, Simms was charged, as a prior and persistent offender, with the
following: one felony count of domestic assault ... More...
   $0 (10-13-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. WESLEY WILLIAM OSBORN

On June 13, 2013, at 7:17 a.m., Kansas City police officer Richard Burnett received a
“check the welfare” dispatch call to Osborn’s residence in Clay County. Burnett arrived with a
sergeant and two other officers. They knocked on the front door several times with no response.
At one point, they heard movement in the garage, which—along with information from a neighbor
indicat... More...
   $0 (10-13-2016 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. JASON L. BERRY

Berry was living with his girlfriend and their children in a house about 200 feet from
E.W.’s3 home in Kansas City, Missouri. On the morning of May 23, 2014, when Berry’s girlfriend
left to take their son to school at 8:00 a.m., Berry was home asleep. When she got back home at
9:25 a.m., Berry was gone, and the back door was unlocked, which was unusual because she kept
the do... More...
   $0 (10-13-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Jered Scott Faulkner

Kansas City, MO - Raytown Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Porn - Vast Collection included Photos of Student at Local Karate Studio

A Raytown, Mo., man who formerly worked at a karate studio in Lee’s Summit, Mo., was sentenced for distributing and receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Jered Scott Faulkner, 37, of Raytown, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison wi... More...
   $0 (10-05-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Michael G. Peters

Kansas City, MO - New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to $2.25 Million Internet Steroids Distribution

A New Hampshire man, who formerly lived in Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to his role in a $2.25 million conspiracy to sell anabolic steroids over the Internet.

Michael G. Peters, 28, of Pelham, N.H., pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to participating in a c... More...
   $0 (10-07-2016 - MO)

 
 
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