Shockwaves ran through the criminal justice system last February when Cole County Circuit Judge Richard B. Callahan exonerated a man who served nearly 15 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.Read More »
A man who served nearly 15 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit is suing Scott County and the officials who investigated the murder. Joshua C. Kezer was released from the Jefferson City Correction Center a day after Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan exonerated him in February. Kezer, pictured with his mother, Joni, walking away from the Jefferson City facility after his exoneration, spent almost half of his life in prison for the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless.
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Last Tuesday, as word flew across the state about a 45-page ruling clearing defendant Joshua Kezer of the 1992 murder of a young southeastern Missouri woman, one person remained in the dark. Kezer sat in his cell at the Jefferson ...Read More »
Inmate Joshua Kezer walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center on Wednesday, just a day after he was exonerated for the 1992 murder of a southeast Missouri woman, Mischelle Lawless. On Tuesday, Cole County Circuit Judge Richard B. Callahan ...Read More »
An Illinois man convicted of the 1992 murder of a southeast Missouri woman has been exonerated by Cole County Circuit Judge Richard B. Callahan. Joshua Kezer was found guilty of the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless at a 1993 jury ...Read More »