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Date: 11-12-2021

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State of Missouri v. Joseph Duane Elledge

Case Number: 20BA-CR00698-01

Judge: J. Hasbrouck Jacobs

Court: Circuit Court, Boone County, Missouri

Plaintiff's Attorney: Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

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Description: Columbia, Missouri criminal defense lawyers represented Defendant charged with second-degree murder.

Joseph Elledge was charged with murder for killing his wife, Mengqi Ji, age 28. Defendant admitted that he buried his wife's body and misled authorities for more than a year about her whereabouts.

Mengqi Ji moved to Missouri for China to further her education and married Defendant who then killed her.

Outcome: Defendant was found guilty with a recommendation that he be sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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