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Case Number: 20BA-CR00698-01
Judge: J. Hasbrouck Jacobs
Court: Circuit Court, Boone County, Missouri
Plaintiff's Attorney: Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
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.