Tag: crime

Greitens’ defense team requests trial by judge again due to ‘constant negative publicity’

The defense team representing Governor Eric Greitens is again asking the judge presiding over his criminal invasion of privacy case to waive a jury trial. In a 14-page motion made on behalf of Greitens Friday, defense lawyers pleaded with St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to issue a bench trial. “Gov. Eric Greitens was hopeful that a fair and impartial jury could be impaneled. However, the constant negative publicity about Gov. Greitens has destroyed any […]

RELEASE: Cardinals & Cordish statement regarding shooting at Ballpark Village

We are shocked and saddened by the senseless shooting at a private event at Ballpark Village Sunday night.  There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our guests.   We are praying for the victims and their families and we are working in every way possible to help the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department with their investigation, including their effort to apprehend the individual responsible.  We are grateful that our security staff and […]

Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]

Greitens blasts Gardner on Twitter claiming she ‘directly contradicted allegations in the House report’

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens took to Twitter on Thursday accusing St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from withholding evidence and allowing her lead investigator to lie about it under oath. The governor’s statement comes after a tense hearing on Thursday morning in which his defense team accused Gardner and her team of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with […]

Wagner blasts Greitens, states that he’s unfit to lead Missouri

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner took to Twitter on Thursday to blast Missouri Governor Eric Greitens following the release of the state’s House report on the governor’s alleged abuse. The congresswoman stated that she believes it was a unfortunate chapter within the state’s history, and that she believes that Greitens is unfit to lead Missouri. “This is a sad chapter in our history that should never have come to pass. Two months ago, after the disturbing […]

Krewson, Stenger ask governor to fill long vacated Bi-State Development Board seat

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger sent a letter to Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday requesting that he fill a long vacant position on the Bi-State Development Agency board. Krewson and Stenger originally requested the governor to fill the seat back in August and submitted potential nominees to fill one Missouri vacancy and to replace four Missouri members on the Bi-State Development Agency board whose terms have expired. The main […]

Judge denies Greitens’ defense team’s request for trial by judge

The judge presiding over Governor Eric Greitens’ case regarding alleged invasion of privacy denied the Greitens’ defense team’s request to trial by judge. Circuit Judge Rex Burlison decided the case will be heard by a jury trial on May 14. Additionally on Monday, Greitens’ lawyers wanted a complete dismissal of the trial because they felt that First Assistant Robert Steele misled the grand jury about the state’s invasion of privacy law. Greitens’ lawyers also said […]

Attorney for ex-husband in Greitens scandal wants to block defense team’s call for subpoena and issue protection order

The St. Louis attorney representing the ex-husband of a woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has filed a motion to quash a subpoena from the defense team and issue a protective order against the governor. According to the motion filed by attorney Al Watkins, the ex-husband was issued a subpoena on Tuesday commanding him to appear in the city of St. Louis and testify under oath in a deposition requested […]

Judge denies Greitens’ defense team’s request for earlier trial

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens’ trial for invasion of privacy denied the defense team’s request to move the trial up by more than a month. The defense team for the governor hoped to have the case held in two weeks on April 3, rather than the original hearing scheduled for May 14 before Circuit Judge Rex Burlison. On Wednesday, Burlison denied the defense team stating that he would not change the trial […]

Judge orders new screening process to help offload ‘unconstitutionally high caseloads’ of STL County public defenders

A St. Louis County judge issued a new probation violation screening order that aims to keep more non-violent individuals out of jail in St. Louis County and assist public defenders in St. Louis County with high caseloads. Judge Douglas R. Beach issued an order on Monday designed to improve the administration of justice for indigent defendants in St. Louis County while easing caseloads of public defenders in the Office of the Missouri State Public Defender […]