Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to consider capital punishment case and whether state’s death penalty is unconstitutional

The Missouri Supreme Court will determine whether a man was wrongly given capital punishment and whether the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.     Former US Army soldier and Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Rice was convicted of murdering the mother of his child and her boyfriend in December 2011. After the incident, Rice […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over procedures in drunk driving cases

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a challenge to procedures during drunk driving stops. State attorney Michael Martinich-Sauter told the judges the Implied Consent Warning, which stipulates that a license will be “immediately” revoked upon refusal to take the breath test, sends a clear message to drivers.     Currently, officers inform arrestees that their […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin facing additional charges of rape, attempted rape and prostitution

A Gallatin resident charged with the felonies of first-degree sodomy, second-degree kidnapping, and third-degree assault in Daviess County in October now faces additional charges. Online court information shows Salvador Hernandez has also been charged with felony first-degree rape or attempted rape as well as misdemeanor patronizing prostitution—18 years old and older and fourth-degree assault. Bond […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Hearing set Thursday for Greitens’ attorney to argue against turning over documents from secretive group

A judge has scheduled a hearing for arguments from an attorney representing Eric Greitens about whether documents should be turned over to a special House committee.     Lawyer Catherine Hanaway will appear in Cole County Circuit Court Thursday at 1 p.m. to assert the committee no longer has authority to demand information from Greiten’s […]