Samuel Borntreger pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Samuel Borntreger, a former Harrison County Amish minister pleaded guilty in Harrison County court today to a charge of second-degree murder. He has been in custody since January after telling authorities in Kentucky that he poisoned his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, who died in 2006. Today’s court appearance was originally scheduled to be a bond […]

Borntreger to have preliminary hearing

Samuel Borntreger appears in court at Bethany on murder charge

An Amish man, accused of poisoning his wife almost ten years ago, appeared yesterday in Harrison County Circuit Court at Bethany. Circuit Court Judge Terry Tschannen of the ninth judicial circuit (Sullivan, Linn, and Chariton counties) was assigned by the Missouri Supreme Court to preside in the murder case. The charges claim Samuel Borntreger, after […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

(St. Joseph News Press) – BETHANY, Mo. — Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Alley was present Wednesday to preside over a probable cause hearing for Samuel Borntreger, the Amish man charged with first-degree murder in the 2006 murder of his wife. R. Christine Stallings, the Harrison County prosecutor, had subpoenas issued to compel the appearance of […]

Borntreger to have preliminary hearing

Preliminary hearing date set for Samuel Borntreger on charge of first-degree murder

(St. Joseph News Press) –  Amish community members sat quietly Wednesday in the second row of the Harrison County Associate Circuit Court observing another legal hearing for a member of their community charged with first-degree murder. A Harrison County sheriff’s deputy escorted Samuel Borntreger, 39, in for another public hearing Wednesday. Borntreger allegedly poisoned his […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]