This case has become a rallying cry for local activists . . . Meanwhile, Missouri GOP leaders uphold his conviction in a murder case and discount the testimony of an eyewitness and two convicted killers.
Today's development . . .
"The Missouri Attorney General's office has successfully argued the potential appearance of impropriety . . . Kevin Strickland has spent more than 43 years in prison for a crime (Jackson County) prosecutors now say he did not commit. The court that convicted him has been recused, and a new judge has been appointed."
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The Missouri Attorney General's office has successfully argued the potential appearance of impropriety in the wrongful conviction case of Kevin Strickland.This means that a Jackson County judge cannot preside over the case. The Missouri Supreme Court sided with the AG's office Thursday and assigned a new judge, Judge James E.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday removed the entire Jackson County Circuit Court from the innocence petition of Kevin Strickland, a Kansas City man who prosecutors say has been wrongfully imprisoned for more than four decades. The high court appointed a retired judge from Clay County and the state's Western District Court of Appeals to take up the innocence hearing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kevin Strickland has a new judge on his case as he fights for his freedom, which means his hearing next week will be postponed. The Missouri Supreme Court assigned a Judge James Welsh to the Kansas City man's case after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt argued the entire 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County should be disqualified.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has assigned a new judge in the Kevin Strickland case. This means Strickland's upcoming hearing scheduled for next week will not happen. The Missouri Attorney General successfully argued that the "appearance of impropriety" means no Jackson County judge should hear the case.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday appointing a new judge in the case reviewing the 1979 triple murder conviction of Kevin Strickland. The ruling likely further delays a hearing the case, which had been set for Oct. 5-6.
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