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Criminal Law: Murder-Newly Discovered Exculpatory Evidence

Defendant appealed from the denial of the circuit attorney’s motion for a new trial, after an investigation into defendant’s 1995 murder conviction uncovered new evidence that allegedly demonstrated defendant’s innocence. The trial court concluded that it lacked authority to consider ...

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Criminal Law: Murder-Post-Conviction Relief

Defendant was found guilty of murder and related offenses and sentenced to death. Defendant’s conviction and sentence were affirmed on direct appeal. Defendant then moved for post-conviction relief, asserting ineffective assistance of trial and direct appellate counsel and arguing that ...

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2011 murder of eastern Missouri woman to get new look

The 2011 murder of an eastern Missouri woman is getting new scrutiny. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Andy Binder last week confirmed an investigation by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in the death of Betsy Faria. It ...

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2011 murder of eastern Missouri woman to get new look

The 2011 murder of an eastern Missouri woman is getting new scrutiny. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Andy Binder last week confirmed an investigation by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in the death of Betsy Faria. It ...

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Woman gets life term in death of mentally disabled man

A Missouri woman was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing a mentally disabled man, apparently as part of a complicated plot to divert attention from an unsolved homicide from several years earlier. Pamela Hupp, 60, of ...

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Woman gets life term in death of mentally disabled man

A Missouri woman was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing a mentally disabled man, apparently as part of a complicated plot to divert attention from an unsolved homicide from several years earlier. Pamela Hupp, 60, of ...

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Criminal Law: Murder-Death Sentence-“Mentally Retarded” Exception

Defendant appealed from the judgment of sentence of death imposed following his conviction for the murder of a fellow inmate at the mental health facility where they were both incarcerated. On appeal, defendant argued that his mental retardation or intellectual ...

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