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Cannon Trial: Paralyzed Officer Set to Testify

Florissant Police Officer Mike Vernon faces Brian Cannon Jr. who is accused of shooting and paralyzing him nearly two years ago.


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Trial Begins for Man Who Shot Florissant Cop

Jury selection is scheduled to begin for Brian Cannon Jr. who’s charged with 11 counts stemming from the shooting and other crimes he allegedly committed in 2012.


Effingham County prosecutors charged Justin D. DeRyke, 22, with three counts of first-degree murder.

Trial Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Killing Niece

A 22-year-old Effingham County man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won’t go on trial until next year.


Nicholas Sheley

Trial of Alleged Spree Killer Delayed to January

Nicholas Sheley is accused in the deaths of eight people in a 2008 killing spree in Illinois and Missouri.


Rudy Perez Jr

Hearing Delayed for VA Hospital Killing Suspect

A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia has made a brief court appearance.


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Spanish Lake Mother Who Admitted Killing Her Baby Faces Sentencing

A Spanish Lake woman who admitted murdering her 11-month-old daughter is scheduled to be sentenced today.



Trial Set in Fatal ‘Knockout Game’ Attack

Elex Murphy is accused of killing a 72-year-old immigrant from Vietnam, a victim who was apparently chosen at random.


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Judge Orders Kan. Newspaper To Reveal Name Of Commenter

A northeast Kansas newspaper has been ordered to identify a person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial for which that commenter was serving as a juror.


Reggie Clemons being brought into the courtroom Monday September 17, 2012. (Photo via Amnesty International)

Opening Statements Begin in Clemons Death Row Case

One of four men convicted in the 1991 killing of two St. Louis-area sisters should be freed from death row and granted a new trial, his lawyer said Monday.


Drew Peterson

Closing Arguments In Drew Peterson Murder Trial Today

Jury will begin deliberating Peterson’s guilt or innocence in death of his third wife.




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