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Missouri man charged with murder in father's death

When a crime occurs, police are often left to put together the pieces of a puzzle to determine what exactly happened. Even though some scenes are complicated, police often come to a conclusion before they have even had an opportunity to fully examine all of the available evidence. In fact, a man in Missouri has recently found himself facing a murder charge following the death of his father.

Many questions unanswered in Missouri murder investigation

When a person loses a loved one unexpectedly, there is an understandable desire for answers. However, police in Missouri have provided few answers in the recent death of an elderly woman other than to claim that she was the victim of a crime. Despite this, a man has been arrested and accused of murder.

Missouri man accused of assault, kidnapping

Many couples experience complicated relationships. While most couples will have disagreements, it's rare that these disagreements result in violence. Despite this, police believe that a Missouri man committed assault and kidnapped a woman with whom he had a romantic relationship.

Man accused of murder following Missouri restaurant shooting

When it comes to a confrontation, it may be hard for those involved to fully understand the intent of others involved or the potential harm they could cause. Unfortunately, this could leave both parties in fear of their lives. In fact, witnesses claim that a recent confrontation between two men at a Missouri restaurant led to accusations of murder.

Reports claim Missouri man confessed to murder

When a crime happens in a small community, there is often a desperate need for answers. Such a desire is understandable, although it can often lead to a rush to judgment and, potentially, unlawful treatment. Despite the recent arrest of a Missouri man who is now charged with murder, it is unclear how police connected him to the crime.

Woman charged with murder in fatal Missouri car crash

It's important that Missouri drivers stay vigilant at all times. The common hazards that occur on the roadways aside, negligent motorists can create dangerous situations for the people they share the road with. In the unfortunate instances where poor driving leads to a fatality, the penalties can be stiff, going all the way up to felony murder, a charge which can be brought even in the absence of a DWI.

Missouri woman's caregiver charged with her murder

Often as people in Missouri age, they become more and more dependent upon others to ensure that their daily basic needs are met. Anyone who has cared for someone who is completely dependent upon him or her is likely aware of the stress that these caregivers can experience. However, relatively few caregivers resort to violence. Despite this, police have accused a man of murder following the death of a woman he cared for.

Missouri man's assault charge result of road rage incident

When people observe other drivers on the road engage in behaviors that are illegal or potentially dangerous, they are often unsure how to respond. Unfortunately, in some cases such an observation can result in a confrontation. In fact, police in Missouri claim that a road rage incident resulted in an assault charge against one of the people said to be involved.

Missouri man pleads guilty to murder to avoid death penalty

Criminal appeals offer a person convicted of a crime to have their case reviewed for error, and subsequently as way to possibly have their sentence reduced or a conviction overturned. The appellant's case is based on an error made during the original trial that would have impacted the jury's decision and the severity of the sentence imposed.

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