Manslaughter

Manslaughter case where woman’s mother died of malnutrition set for trial

A jury trial has been scheduled in Caldwell County for a Polo woman charged with involuntary second-degree manslaughter after her mother’s death. The trial for 42-year-old Rachel Nichols is scheduled for October 25th. A pre-trial conference is on October 12th. She waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on April 13th. A […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Polo woman charged with manslaughter after mother’s death bound to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court

A Polo woman charged with felony involuntary manslaughter—second degree after her mother’s death had her case bound over to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court March 18th. Forty-two-year-old Rachel Nichols is scheduled for arraignment on April 13th. A probable cause affidavit from Sergeant Tony Kirkendoll of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy […]

Manslaughter

Bond reduced for Polo woman charged with manslaughter in case involving mother’s death

Bond was reduced February 4th for a Polo woman charged with second-degree felony involuntary manslaughter after her mother’s death in November 2019. Online court information shows 42-year-old Rachel Nichols made an oral motion for bond reduction, and the court reduced the bond to $50,000 cash only with 10% allowed with the same special conditions as […]

Manslaughter

Polo woman charged with involuntary manslaughter after mothers death

A Polo woman has been charged with felony involuntary manslaughter—second degree after her mother’s death in November 2019. Online court information shows 42-year-old Rachel Nichols’s bond was set at $100,000 cash only with a special condition of bond supervision by Supervision Services. A probable cause affidavit from Sergeant Tony Kirkendoll of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s […]

Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Jury trial scheduled for Kirksville woman facing murder charge after child died in Smithfield restroom

A jury trial has been scheduled in Harrison County for a Kirksville woman charged with murder in the first and second degree after a child death investigation in May. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s trial is scheduled to begin July 26th, 2021. An arraignment is scheduled in Harrison County on December 18th, and a pre-trial conference […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder after death of child granted change of venue

A change of venue has been granted for a Kirksville woman charged with murder—first degree after a child death investigation in May. Online court information shows 28-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s case was transferred from Sullivan County to Harrison County. A plea or trial setting is scheduled for November 19th. Kambamba has also been charged with […]

Fatal Crash

Husband and wife killed in crash when drunk driver crosses centerline colliding head-on

The highway patrol reports a northwest Missouri couple was killed in a two-vehicle crash five miles north of Savannah. Sixty-nine-year-old Danny Donahoo and his wife, 68-year-old Diane Donahoo, both of Rosendale, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Andrew County Coroner. The bodies were taken to the Meierhoffer Funeral Home. The driver of a […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man sentenced to 14-years in prison on manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse charges

A sentencing hearing was held in Nodaway County Tuesday, September 1st for a Maysville man found guilty in July of involuntary manslaughter—first degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of Leah Dawson of Maysville. Kenneth Lyn Wykert was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on the involuntary manslaughter charge and […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Woman charged with murder, involving death of a baby inside Smithfield, bound over to Division One of Circuit Court

A Kirksville woman charged with first-degree murder as well as second-degree murder in Sullivan County following a child death investigation in May was bound over to Division One of Circuit Court Thursday, July 30th. Twenty-Eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, August 5th. Kambamba has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter—first degree, involuntary […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse

A Maysville man has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse in the death of Leah Dawson of Maysville. A court trial was held this week with Presiding Judge Roger Prokes in Nodaway County Circuit Court for Kenneth Lyn Wykert. The court announced its verdict Thursday, July 16th.  The involuntary manslaughter […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Bond set for Kirksville woman charged with murder

Bond has been set for a Kirksville woman charged with felony first-degree murder following a child death investigation by the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s bond is $250,000 cash only. A bond appearance hearing is scheduled in the Associate Division of Sullivan County […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder of newborn baby to be arraigned today

An arraignment is scheduled this morning, Monday, May 18, 2020, at a courtroom in Milan for a Kirksville woman accused of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Kambamba is accused in the May 6th death of a newborn baby in a restroom toilet at the Smithfield […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman gives birth in bathroom, left baby to drown in toilet

The Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control reports the arrest of a Kirksville woman on first-degree murder following a child death investigation by the Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The Patrol took 28-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba into custody Friday with assistance from the Kirksville Police Department. […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]