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Trial Begins for Man Accused of Shooting Meramec River Floater

Prosecutors say James Crocker admitted shooting Paul Dart, Jr. last July, after Dart, his wife and others stopped at a gravel bar to relieve themselves and pour more drinks.

05/12/2014

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Mo. Slaying Case May Hinge On Property Rights

James Crocker had grown weary of the partying canoers and rafters who encroached on his neatly kept property along Missouri’s Meramec River. When he caught a man about to relieve himself on a gravel bar by his yard last month, a nasty confrontation ensued that ended with one person dead and Crocker accused of killing him.

09/03/2013

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Judge Rules River Shooting Case Can Move Forward

James Crocker of Steelville is charged in the death of 48-year-old Paul Dart Jr. Crawford County Associate Circuit Judge Scott Bernstein heard more than an hour of testimony Friday.

08/16/2013

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Man Accused in Meramec River Shooting Faces Hearing

James Crocker of Steelville is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Paul Dart Jr.

08/16/2013

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Meramec River Shooting Highlights Property Rights Debate

Paul Dart Jr., 48, was taking part in a float trip Saturday afternoon when he got into a dispute with a nearby homeowner about whether they were standing on private or public property.

07/24/2013

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Man Fatally Shot After Argument Along Meramec River

48-year-old Paul Dart Jr. was taking part in a float trip near Steelville Saturday afternoon when he got in a dispute with a nearby homeowner

07/22/2013

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