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Terra Haff and News Producer | March 11, 2011
A Greene Co. Judge has convicted a 27-year-old William Reed of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of a Springfield man.       Reed waived his right to a jury trial and decided to let Judge Calvin Holden decide his fate.       In return Prosecutors waived the death penalty.       Reed killed Stephen Rash at a home on W. Chicago St.
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December 9, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A former Noel, Mo., police officer was sentenced for sexually exploiting a child and possessing child pornography. Casey Nanez, 28, pleaded guilty in September.  He was sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole. McDonald County deputies found child porn on Nanez's computer while investigating allegations Nanez had unlawful sexual contact with a minor.  Nanez admitted to downloading the pictures.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | October 31, 2011
A man accused in the 2007 stabbing death of a Bolivar man has been found guilty. Twenty six year old John Michael Loomis was found guilty of first degree murder and armed criminal action today in the death of 19-year-old Christopher Cornell. Cornell's body was found in the bed of a truck at a Bolivar apartment complex two days later.  Cornell had eleven deep lacerations to his head, had been shot numerous times in the head with a pellet gun, and his throat had been slashed. Loomis will be sentenced in January.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | November 15, 2011
A Springfield man already on parole is back behind bars tonight, facing a number of serious charges. Springfield police say 23 year old Michael Lane attacked and beat his ex-girlfriend on Saturday, outside a house on East Page in Springfield. Officers say Lane then dragged the woman inside, raped her and tied her up. According to court documents, when police arrived on the scene, Lane forced the victim to clean up and then tried to stab her. at the time, lane was on parole for numerous offenses, including assault and burglary.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | December 9, 2011
A Springfield woman convicted of throwing hot cooking grease on another woman will spend the next 15 years in prison. Jillian Cannady was sentenced today in Greene County. Investigators say Cannady and the victim had been dating the same man.  The victim suffered burns on her head, face, neck and back. Cannady won't be eligible for parole until 2024.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | June 27, 2011
The man charged with trying to kill the Everton, Arkansas mayor is back in prison tonight. Thirty five year old Justin Bates was paroled in September on a second degree murder conviction. But the state has revoked his parole. Prosecutors say Bates shot Mayor Bill Gerdes in the hand and back earlier this month. Bates is charged with attempted capital murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He's scheduled to be arraigned Rriday in Boone County, Arkansas. Mayor Gerdes is recovering in a Springfield hospital.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | October 4, 2011
A 60-year-old southwest Missouri man who admitted producing and possessing child pornography is going to prison. The U.S. Attorney's office says Eldridge resident Steven Leslie Pepper was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 35 years without parole. The sentence includes the maximum of 30 years for producing child porn, plus five years for possessing such material. Pepper pleaded guilty to the charges in July. Prosecutors said he sexually abused a 5-year-old victim to create the pornography.
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KSPR News | February 25, 2010
Eight people are going to prison, spending longer prison terms or spending the next several years on probation for their roles in a Greene county methamphetamine distribution ring. Five of them are from Springfield and one is from Phoenix, Arizona. Two are already serving prison sentences. 16 people were charged in what the U.S Attorneys office "Operation Family Tree" because many of the suspects are members of the Weese family. The U.S. Attorneys office says Lori G. Weese, of Flemington pleaded guilty to her role in a money-laundering conspiracy involving drug-trafficking proceeds.
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KSPR staff | October 8, 2012
Relatives of a 16-year old Missouri girl who was murdered execution style in the 1970's are outraged after learning her killer is now a free man. James Gant was sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for killing the girl and wounding two others in Missouri in 1977. But under a law that took effect in 1969, anyone who served two-thirds of their sentence,  or two years, whichever came first, was eligible for a parole hearing. The victims and victims' families say they were never informed that Gant had a parole hearing scheduled or that he was eventually released.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | October 12, 2011
A man from Anderson, MO was sentenced in federal court today (10-12) for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. The U.S. Attorney says Christopher Hutchinson, 25 was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole. His father and co-defendant, Michael Hutchinson, 54, also of Anderson, was sentenced on Aug. 24, 2011, to 17 years and six months in federal prison without parole. Both men pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet on June 21, 2011.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | February 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City police say the man who was killed during a shootout with officers on Friday was Martin Y. Potts, 29, of Springfield.  An autopsy by the Greene County medical examiner is planned in Columbia on Monday. The shootout was outside a home at 2506 W. Grand St.  Police surrounded the home late Thursday night after following footsteps in the snow from a wrecked stolen pickup several blocks away.  A witness also told police that the driver had entered the home. After getting a search warrant, and using a bullhorn to unsuccessfully get the man to come out with his hands up, detectives and the city's Special Response Team approached the home to try to enter it.  That's when they said Potts came outside and fired at them, grazing a detective on the back of his hip.  Officers returned fire and killed Potts.
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KSPR staff | October 8, 2012
Relatives of a 16-year old Missouri girl who was murdered execution style in the 1970's are outraged after learning her killer is now a free man. James Gant was sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for killing the girl and wounding two others in Missouri in 1977. But under a law that took effect in 1969, anyone who served two-thirds of their sentence,  or two years, whichever came first, was eligible for a parole hearing. The victims and victims' families say they were never informed that Gant had a parole hearing scheduled or that he was eventually released.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | April 4, 2012
A Springfield man is facing 25 years in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine after pleading guilty to robbing a bank. Gary Gazaway admitted  he stole more than $1800 from the Great Southern Bank on North Glenstone last October. Gazaway entered the bank and presented a note to the teller, which claimed he was armed and demanded that he give him cash. Several witnesses, including Gazaway's parole officer, recognized him from surveillance photos from the robbery.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | April 2, 2012
A Missouri teenager will spend the rest of his life in prison for stabbing a younger cousin to death. Eighteen year old Reyes Olivas was convicted of first degree murder in February for the murder of 14-year-old Katie Rios with a kitchen knife in Cass County. Today, a judge gave Olivas life without parole on the murder charge, plus a life term on the armed criminal action charge.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | February 6, 2012
A family of real estate agents has been sentenced for 11-million-dollars worth of mortgage fraud. Fifty eight year old Charles Walker, his wife 59-year-old Linda Walker, and their son, 36-year-old Lee Edward Walker were all sentenced today. Charles and Lee Walker are certified real estate brokers at Charles E. Walker Realty, Incorporated in the Springfield area.      Charles Walker was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole. Lee Walker was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison without parole.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | January 19, 2012
In Texas County, investigators say they caught a man wanted for parole violation and busted a meth lab in the process. Police arresLed Russel Larue on Wednesday near Houston, Missouri. Officers say as they were hunting for larue,  they found a meth lab and arrested one other person. Five others are now under investigation
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | December 9, 2011
A Springfield woman convicted of throwing hot cooking grease on another woman will spend the next 15 years in prison. Jillian Cannady was sentenced today in Greene County. Investigators say Cannady and the victim had been dating the same man.  The victim suffered burns on her head, face, neck and back. Cannady won't be eligible for parole until 2024.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | November 18, 2011
A man accused of killing eight people in Missouri and Illinois has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A judge today sentenced Nicholas Sheley for killing a 65 year old Galesburg, Illinois man. Sheley beat Ronald Randall to death in June 2008.  Sheley also receieved an extra 137 years because of the brutality and circumstances surrounding the murder. Randall was one of eight people to die in Illinois and Missouri during what's believed to be a killing spree that lasted several days in June 2008.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | November 15, 2011
A Springfield man already on parole is back behind bars tonight, facing a number of serious charges. Springfield police say 23 year old Michael Lane attacked and beat his ex-girlfriend on Saturday, outside a house on East Page in Springfield. Officers say Lane then dragged the woman inside, raped her and tied her up. According to court documents, when police arrived on the scene, Lane forced the victim to clean up and then tried to stab her. at the time, lane was on parole for numerous offenses, including assault and burglary.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | October 31, 2011
A man accused in the 2007 stabbing death of a Bolivar man has been found guilty. Twenty six year old John Michael Loomis was found guilty of first degree murder and armed criminal action today in the death of 19-year-old Christopher Cornell. Cornell's body was found in the bed of a truck at a Bolivar apartment complex two days later.  Cornell had eleven deep lacerations to his head, had been shot numerous times in the head with a pellet gun, and his throat had been slashed. Loomis will be sentenced in January.
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