Columbia breaks 1990 murder case

A southwest Missouri man has been charged in Columbia in a ten-year-old murder case. Investigators were able to link William Salmon to the September 1990 crime scene where Judy Pritchard was strangled inside her Columbia home. Police say it was a review of years-old...

DNA frees rape suspect

A prosecutor and a rape victim face bitter disappointment in Southwest Missouri. A man about to be sentenced in Springfield has been freed because DNA evidence indicates somebody else did the crime. Assistant Prosecutor Jill Geary, who dropped the charges after the...

DNA access for criminals

A Missouri man wrongly convicted of an Oklahoma rape and murder is urging Congress to pass new laws giving convicted people rights to have DNA tests run that might prove their innocence. Lee’s Summit native Dennis Fritz was in an Oklahoma prison for 12 years...
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