Eric Zahnd


Soft Gun Crime Sentences has Attention of State Prosecutors Group

A statewide proseuctors group is weighing in a report that 62 percent of the gun cases before judges in St. Louis are resulting in probation.


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Missouri Voters Have a Choice to Get Tougher on Child Sexual Predators

The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys is speaking out in support of Amendment Two, a proposal on Tuesday’s ballot that would allow juries to hear the past offenses of a defendant accused of sexually assaulting a child.


A woman is removed from the road by Missouri State Highway Patrolman as police protect an entrance to Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested.   (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Protestors Call for Special Prosecutor in Ferguson Case, But Is It Possible?

The protestors know what they want, but Eric Zahnd with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys says that’s not possible because the State of Emergency is over.


Demonstrators, holding posters and an image of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, protest on August 15, 2014, the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. US authorities on Friday identified the officer who shot Brown. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, speaking to reporters, named the officer as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the police force. The victim was killed on August 9, with witnesses and law enforcement providing conflicting accounts of how Brown lost his life. Photo: AFP PHOTO/Joshua LOTT

Attorney Accuses Gov. Nixon of Fueling Tensions in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon continues to refuse to appoint a special prosecutor in the Michael Brown case, despite calls to do so to ease tensions in the streets.


Missouri Prosecutor: Death Penalty System Unfair To Victims

Public defenders argue it would be better to do away with the state’s death penalty than try to fix a broken system.


Quintin O'Dell

Gruesome Details Emerge About Missouri Hatchet, Razor Attacks

Quintin P. O’Dell, a 22-year-old, was first suspected when a young woman awoke the day after Christmas with her belly slashed open.


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