The trial of a Missouri man accused of murdering his wife and then burying her dismembered body in a shallow grave that was scheduled to start on May 28 has been postponed. The judge who set the new date said that the trial was delayed because negotiations with prosecutors were ongoing. The trail will take place in St. Louis County Circuit Court. The man could be sent to prison for the rest of his life is he is convicted.
A 46-year-old Missouri woman was sentenced to life imprisonment on May 20 after pleading guilty to a charge of murder in the second degree. She also admitted to possessing a gun illegally and using it in the commission of a crime. The woman had been charged with first-degree murder for the April 2018 slaying of her boyfriend. The Holts Summit man was found shot in the head in his home.
Missouri residents likely know that DNA testing can be crucial in solving a criminal case. However, in 1984, DNA testing was not available to help a defendant create reasonable doubt. A woman convicted of killing her husband in February of that year is hoping that such evidence can help to prove her innocence. She is currently serving a life sentence as a result of that conviction.
A 26-year-old Missouri man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting another man inside a vehicle on April 30. The incident occurred in Kansas City just before 7 p.m.
On March 22, a 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at a Missouri rest area last October. The defendant, a St. Charles resident, has been charged with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and armed criminal action.