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Clay Waller

Prosecution Set to Present Case Against Waller

Cape Girardeau County’s prosecutor this week is expected to spell out the evidence against Clay Waller, who is accused of killing his estranged wife even though her body has not been found more than a year after she disappeared.



Facebook Video Leads to First-Degree Murder Charges

Authorities in Chicago say three teens charged with first-degree murder fatally beat a 62-year-old man and video of the attack was posted on Facebook.


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Mo. Man Charged With Killing Stepson As He Slept

Police twice responded to a family’s Springfield home the day before one of the residents is accused of fatally shooting his sleeping 14-year-old stepson.



Man Arrested In Slaying Of Chicago 7-Year-Old

A 26-year-old suspected gang member has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.


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2nd Man Ordered To Prison In Southern Ill. Killing

A judge in southern Illinois has handed down a 21-year prison sentence for one of three men accused in a fatal shooting.


Trial Under Way For Man Accused In Baby’s Death

A first-degree murder trial is under way in southwestern Illinois for a man accused of being on heroin while killing a 5-month-old girl.


Ray Slack

Jurors Gets Birdbath Killer Case

Ray Slack of Alton accused of pummeling and strangling a 77-year-old man.


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Grandmother Bingo Player Burned Alive; Suspect Ruled Competent

Investigators have said they believe Cullen was alive when her suspected carjackers burned the vehicle.


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Woman Accused of Abandoning Infant In Woods 11 Years Ago

GAYLORD, Minn. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been returned to Minnesota to face accusations that she left her newborn baby in some woods to die shortly after giving birth in 2001. Amy Ann Romero […]



UPDATE: Bustamante Pleads Guilty To Killing 9-Year-Old Girl

The Missouri teen told authorities that she strangled, cut and stabbed a 9-year-old neighbor because she wanted to know what it felt