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Kyle Bosch | August 6, 2010
(AP) - Two women who lived in Joplin have been charged in a 10-year-old killing of a Kansas man. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston says 55-year-old Sharon K. Huddleston and 54-year-old Rhonda L. Pischel were charged Thursday in the death of Todd M. Stover. The 37-year-old Stover's body was found May 27, 2000, on a rural road in Greenwood near the town of Severy. Investigators found no sign of trauma and could not determine a cause of death at the time.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | April 14, 2011
(AP) The discovery of bones connected to a 1990 murder in southwest Missouri is raising hope that the case could be solved. McDonald County detective Lorie Howard says the bones were found three weeks ago at the University of Arkansas. Howard reopened the investigation into the death three years ago. The unidentified woman's decomposed body was found near an abandoned house near Pineville. Before the bones were found, the only evidence was clothing, shoes and some bindings found with the body.
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by Dave Stewart, managing editor, KSPR News and dstewart@schurz.com | March 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- KSPR News has learned a man arrested after a chase through Springfield on Thursday is wanted in connection to a year-old murder case.  A Greene County sheriff's deputy arrested Michael Riemer after a chase through Springfield.  Riemer is wanted for questioning in the death of James Richardson.  Richardson's body was found floating in the James River near the Missouri Department of Conservation's Crighton Access east of...
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Terra Haff and News Producer | March 10, 2011
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Gary Dunn beat a 19-year-old Arkansas Tech Student Nona Dirksmeyer to death in 2005. Two previous trials of Dunn ended in mistrials after juries deadlocked on a verdict.        In both previous trials, defense lawyers claimed Dirksmeyer's boyfriend could have carried out the murder.        Dirksmeyer was the reigning Miss Petit Jean Valley when she was found dead in her apartment.
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Lauren Matter and lmatter@kspr.com | March 14, 2013
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. - There could be a break in a ten-year-old murder case out of Taney County. The Taney County Prosecutor is scheduled to hold a news conference on the 2003 homicide investigation of Rebecca Sutton. The 19-year-old's bones were found in the Mark Twain National Forest in 2004. The news conference is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Keep checking back to KSPR.com and watch KSPR News at 4 for the latest on these new developments.
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KSPR News | July 29, 2010
A routine traffic stop by a Jasper county deputy leads to two people being arrested for murder. Prosecutors accuse 30-year-old Amy Ryburn and 38-year-old Charles Mitchell killed a 29-year-old man at a trailer park in Pittsburg, Kansas. A Jasper county sheriff's deputy stopped the couple. He says he found a meth lab in their truck, then learned they were wanted for murder. A third man was arrested in Pittsburg for obstruction in the murder case.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | March 20, 2011
For a second a jury could not come to a verdict in a 2007 Barry Co. murder case. According to documents the jury could neither convict or acquit Michael Huggins of Monett of second degree murder.       Prosecutors say Huggins beat Joshua Utter to death.       Utter's body was found near Jenkins in 2007.       It's unclear if Prosecutors will try Huggins again.       He remains in the Barry Co. Jail on a 250-thousand dollar bond.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | August 30, 2011
Two people charged in the 2008 stabbing death of a Springfield man pleaded guilty today. Jeff Bloom was charged in the death of Stephen Rash. Bloom is among six other people charged in the murder case. Asentencing hearing has been scheduled for November. Theresa Rash also pleaded guilty today. She was married to Stephen and was sentenced to 25 years in prison today.   
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | May 6, 2011
A Howell county jury has convicted a Doniphan man in a 2007 murder case. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Eddie Marshall killed his neighbor, 25-year-old Heather Donnell. Investigators found her body in a trailer that Marshall had rented. Police say she'd been beaten so badly, they had to identify her by a tattoo on her ankle. This is the second time the case has gone to trial. The first trial in 2009 ended with a hung jury. Marshall will be sentenced July 12th. The maximum sentence is life in prison.
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by Gene Hartley and news@kspr.com | October 17, 2012
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- A 32-year-old woman is charged with killing a man from Rogersville last weekend.  Detectives say April Guy, also known as April McCafferty, had "an on and off relationship" with Russell Lawson, who was shot in the head and chest at his home. Guy was charged with second-degree murder late Wednesday afternoon.  A probable cause statement used as the basis of the charge says detectives learned Guy told some other people early Sunday that she and Lawson argued on Saturday night and she shot him twice with a .22-caliber weapon.   That fits with investigators' assessment that Lawson was killed 24 to 48 hours before his body was found about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
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by Dave Stewart, managing editor, KSPR News and dstewart@schurz.com | March 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- KSPR News has learned a man arrested after a chase through Springfield on Thursday is wanted in connection to a year-old murder case.  A Greene County sheriff's deputy arrested Michael Riemer after a chase through Springfield.  Riemer is wanted for questioning in the death of James Richardson.  Richardson's body was found floating in the James River near the Missouri Department of Conservation's Crighton Access east of...
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Lauren Matter and lmatter@kspr.com | March 14, 2013
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. - There could be a break in a ten-year-old murder case out of Taney County. The Taney County Prosecutor is scheduled to hold a news conference on the 2003 homicide investigation of Rebecca Sutton. The 19-year-old's bones were found in the Mark Twain National Forest in 2004. The news conference is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Keep checking back to KSPR.com and watch KSPR News at 4 for the latest on these new developments.
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by KSPR News | October 19, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The former girlfriend of a murdered man from Rogersville changed her appearance but that didn't prevent her arrest.  State troopers and Springfield police officers arrested April Guy about 11:55 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Lynn Street at Kansas Expressway in Springfield. Guy was charged on Wednesday in Webster County with second-degree murder for the death of Russell Lawson.  His mother found his body in his home in Rogersville on Monday morning.  Her bond is set at $500,000.
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by Gene Hartley and news@kspr.com | October 17, 2012
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- A 32-year-old woman is charged with killing a man from Rogersville last weekend.  Detectives say April Guy, also known as April McCafferty, had "an on and off relationship" with Russell Lawson, who was shot in the head and chest at his home. Guy was charged with second-degree murder late Wednesday afternoon.  A probable cause statement used as the basis of the charge says detectives learned Guy told some other people early Sunday that she and Lawson argued on Saturday night and she shot him twice with a .22-caliber weapon.   That fits with investigators' assessment that Lawson was killed 24 to 48 hours before his body was found about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
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Lauren Matter and Anchor | September 19, 2012
MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. - A man accused in a 2009 triple murder will go on trial in Morgan County Wednesday. Steven Pyykola is charged in the deaths of a couple from Phillipsburg, Missouri and a man from Lebanon. Three other men, Benjamin Stidham, Jacky Wong, and Joshua Reyes, are also charged in the killings. A sentencing hearing for Wong is scheduled for December. Reyes was sentenced to life without parole in the case.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | August 30, 2011
Two people charged in the 2008 stabbing death of a Springfield man pleaded guilty today. Jeff Bloom was charged in the death of Stephen Rash. Bloom is among six other people charged in the murder case. Asentencing hearing has been scheduled for November. Theresa Rash also pleaded guilty today. She was married to Stephen and was sentenced to 25 years in prison today.   
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | August 8, 2011
Police in New Mexico say a 58-year-old Joplin businessman is no longer a suspect in a series of murders in that state. The bones of 11 women were discovered in 2009 buried in the Desert Mesa. Police in New Mexico have characterized all but one of the victims as prostitutes and drug addicts. Police initially called Ron Erwin, who owns a Whole Foods store in Joplin, a suspect. But today, they said Erwin had been cleared.   Erwin had never been charged and police would not say why they suspected him.
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By Larry Burkum and KSPR News Producer | June 29, 2011
A Mountain Home, Arkansas woman has pleaded guilty to second degree murder. Aimee Lynn Herring, 30, also pleaded guilty to first degree robbery and armed criminal action. The charges are in connection with the September 2010 death of Macomb, Missouri resident Philip Taylor. Prosecutors say Herring and April Quick, 33 of Mountain Home, met up with Taylor at a roadside park between Ava and Mansfield. The Douglas County Sheriff says both women admitted to shooting and stabbing Taylor.
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Greg Leuthen and KSPR News Producer | June 22, 2011
A Missouri judge has blocked prosecutors from using part of a teenager's statement to police in her trial for the slaying of a 9-year-old neighbor girl. In a decision released Wednesday, Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce said a juvenile officer wrongly participated in a state Highway Patrol interview of Alyssa Bustamante. The judge said the officer "used deceptive tactics" while encouraging the teenager to tell the truth about the death of Elizabeth Olten in October 2009. The patrol officer testified that Bustamante confessed to the slaying and led authorities to Elizabeth's body in the woods west of Jefferson City.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | May 6, 2011
A Howell county jury has convicted a Doniphan man in a 2007 murder case. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Eddie Marshall killed his neighbor, 25-year-old Heather Donnell. Investigators found her body in a trailer that Marshall had rented. Police say she'd been beaten so badly, they had to identify her by a tattoo on her ankle. This is the second time the case has gone to trial. The first trial in 2009 ended with a hung jury. Marshall will be sentenced July 12th. The maximum sentence is life in prison.
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