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Press Releases

  • Attorney General Schmitt Announces New Cold Case Unit and the Unit’s First Charges in 1986 Murder Case

    Dec 3, 2020, 11:59 AM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today a new unit has been formed in his office to tackle cold case homicides in Missouri, and that the new unit has already charged its first murder case. The Missouri Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit will take a fresh look at cold cases across the state and work to investigate and charge those cases.
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  • 13 More DNA Hits Returned As Eligible SAFE Kits Continue to be Uploaded to CODIS

    Dec 1, 2020, 15:37 PM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that 13 more CODIS (DNA) “hits” have been returned as untested sexual assault kits continue to be tested and uploaded to CODIS, which stands for Combined DNA Index System. The hits, like the first round of hits, are from the Southwest Missouri extended area. Those untested sexual assault kits were inventoried and shipped to the lab for testing through the Attorney General’s SAFE Kit Initiative.
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  • Wayne County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2017 Murder

    Nov 25, 2020, 14:29 PM by AG Schmitt
    Today, the Attorney General’s Office announced that Joshua Oldham was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole for the 2017 killing of Marshall “Luke” Helm. Oldham was also sentenced to 30 years for Armed Criminal Action and 10 years for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and all sentences will run consecutively. This case was handled by the Missouri Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Unit.
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