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What does Gov. Greitens’ indictment mean? And what’s next? Metro attorneys break it down

Posted 10:44 pm, February 22, 2018, by Zac Summers, Updated at 10:11PM, February 22, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge. But what does it all mean legally? And what’s next? FOX 4’s Zac Summers spoke with two metro criminal lawyers to break it […]

Missouri man faces new charge after sodomy charges dropped

Missouri, December 11, 2016 12:16 PM, The Associated Press TUSCUMBIA, Mo. A south-central Missouri man faces a new charge about a year after a judge ordered authorities to drop charges accusing him of sodomizing an infant. Aaron Michael Fisher, 28, was recently charged with first-degree assault after a judge in October 2015 ordered two charges […]

KCPD failed to investigate child sex, abuse cases, documents reveal

Delays in investigations of major crimes by Kansas City Police Department’s crimes against children unit prompt suspensions of detectives and close scrutiny of the program. The Kansas City Star By Glenn E. Rice grice@kcstar.com and Donna McGuire dmcguire@kcstar.com and Ian Cummings icummings@kcstar.com For years, Kansas City police detectives failed to properly investigate some rapes, serious […]

Bishop Finn and Diocese in Court Today

Bishop Finn and diocese in court today JUDY L. THOMAS and MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: September 5, 2012 Almost a year after Bishop Robert Finn and his diocese were charged with failing to report child-abuse suspicions, they will appear in court today to lay […]

Chicago Case Dredges Up Bad Memories in KC of Brutal 1984 Kidnapping.

Chicago case dredges up bad memories in KC of brutal 1984 kidnapping MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: January 9, 2013 The recent arrest in Chicago of two former cops who allegedly plotted a grisly kidnapping, extortion and murder scheme sent chills through two Kansas City […]

Curfew was broken by Jackson at work-release site on night of Waldo assault.

Curfew was broken by Jackson at work-release site on night of Waldo assault TONY RIZZO, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: May 16, 2010 Page: A1 The rapist recently preying on women in the Waldo area struck for the fifth time on Feb. 22. That same day, Bernard […]

For Inmate, Friends, & Family, Talk isn’t Cheap

For inmates, their friends and families, talk isn’t cheap in jail MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: August 8, 2013 Granted, Joseph Camp is a chatty guy, but was all that talk worth $250 a month? That’s about what Jeannette Frank, a close family friend, spent […]

Lawyer – Jailed – Contempt – Springfield, Mo

Lawyer jailed for behavior in court LAURA BAUER, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: NEWS DATE: August 2, 2008 EDITION: 1 Page: B1 When Kansas City lawyer Carlos D. Romious represented a man accused of fraud in southwest Missouri earlier this summer, he became the talk of the county courthouse. […]

Marquez Sentenced – Slaying of his Mother

Son sentenced in slaying of mother KEVIN HOFFMANN, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: NEWS DATE: July 29, 2008 EDITION: 1 Page: B1 Taylor Marquez did not make much eye contact with relatives in the courtroom. A judge asked him questions, and he answered quietly, sometimes with a whisper. By […]

Maryville Case Puts Missouri Juvenile Justice System Under the Microscope

Maryville case puts Missouri juvenile justice system under the microscope DUGAN ARNETT and MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: December 7, 2013 Amid the uproar over the dropping of felony charges in a Maryville, Mo., sexual assault case involving then-14-year-old Daisy Coleman, a similar incident that […]