Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker says state police testing of evidence may destroy some of the potential trial exhibits in the case.
The judges are concerned that such statements could taint a jury, harming the defendant’s right to a fair trial.
Rodney Lee Lincoln’s case was one of six chosen by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce in 2003 for further scrutiny and DNA testing.
A Jackson County Circuit judge considers the 34-year court employee an insubordinate for offering legal advice and being too chatty about courthouse matters.
County police have announced plans to host a town hall and safety class in response to two assaults by an alleged rapist.
Both victims were Asian women, and both described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 40s, heavy set, with short hair and some facial hair.
A convicted killer from northeast Missouri is facing a new charge.
Lonnie Erby served 17 years in prison on a rape conviction before he was exonerated and freed.
DNA samples could be destroyed after four months.
One of two brothers wrongfully convicted of raping and murdering a young girl in 1991 has been freed from prison.