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State Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man convicted of Jefferson City murder

David Hosier
ABC 17 News
Missouri's Supreme Court upheld a man's death sentence conviction for a 2009 double murder.


Missouri Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled to uphold a man's death sentence conviction for killing two people in 2009.

A jury found David Hosier guilty of several charges including first-degree murder in 2013 for the shooting death of Angela Gilpin. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Pat Joyce sentenced Hosier to death.

Hosier was also suspected of killing Gilpin's husband. He was never tried for the second death.

Hosier alleged he did not receive sufficient counsel during his murder trial. He also alleged Joyce should have been removed from presiding over his case because she ruled on a child support case involving his ex-wife. The supreme court denied both claims.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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