Court: Jackson County judges can't hear Strickland arguments


October 1, 2021

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — All judges in the 16th Judicial District based in Jackson County will be prohibited from presiding over an evidentiary hearing that could determine whether a Kansas City man would be exonerated in a triple murder committed more than 40 years ago, the Missouri Supreme Court ordered Thursday.

The ruling came in the case of Kevin Strickland, 62, who was scheduled to have an evidentiary hearing next week to determine if he would be freed, after Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker announced in May that new evidence indicated he did not commit the murders.


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