30, Jan 2015 - Republic, MO Southwest Missouri foster father sentenced for sexual abuse
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A southwest Missouri foster father has been sentenced to 55 years in prison without probation for sexually abusing three children in his care. The Greene County prosecuting attorney’s office said in a news release that 43-year-old Mark D. Obrien of Republic was sentenced Friday for six counts of first-degree sodomy and […]
08, Oct 2014 - Jury From Platte County to Hear Craig Wood Murder Case
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County judge rules a jury from outside Springfield will be brought to Greene County for the trial of accused killer Craig Wood. The judge did not grant a defense motion to move the trial proceeding away. Instead, he ordered that a jury be chosen from Platte County, Missouri just north of Kansas City, and brought to Springfield for the trial. Wood is charged with the ...
03, Apr 2014 - Vernon, MO Woman Gets 10 Years in Prison for Stealing Car with Kids Inside
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A 38-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to stealing a car with two small children inside has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson sought a sentence of 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, noting the severity of the crimes and the manner in which the defendant “callously and dangerously abandoned the children ...