Tag: Judge Rex Burlison

Greitens’ resignation part of deal with St. Louis circuit attorney to drop felony computer tampering charge

PHOTO: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announces she will drop the felony computer tampering charges against Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday at Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Wednesday she has reached an agreement to drop the pending felony computer tampering charge against Gov. Eric Greitens in exchange for his resignation. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced from his office in Jefferson City that he would step down […]

UPDATED: Jackson County prosecutor agrees to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case, Gardner blocked from case

PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Jackson County prosecutor Jean […]

Jury selection in Greitens case continues to drag with 43 jurors moving on to next phase of questioning

The team of lawyers prosecuting Governor Eric Greitens have stopped looking for the photo at the center of his felony invasion of privacy trial, according to Greitens’ team. Defense lawyers representing Greitens said in court Monday they were told by the circuit attorney’s office Friday that they had sifted through about 16,000 photos during a forensic examination of his phone and information from the cloud, but that they did not have the photo. Defense lawyer […]

Jury selection continues in felony invasion of privacy case against Gov. Greitens

The attorneys from both sides in the felony invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens continued questioning potential jurors at the Civil Courts building Friday with four additional jurors being seated for further questioning. So far, a total of 21 prospective jurors have been passed on to the next stage of questioning. The prosecution and defense will each get to strike six people they feel should not serve on the jury after questioning. Fourteen other potential […]

No ruling in Greitens team’s attempt to disqualify Circuit Attorney in felony computer tampering case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison did not make a ruling Tuesday on whether or not he will appoint a special prosecutor in the felony computer tampering case against Governor Eric Greitens. Burlison did, however, ask both sides to give suggestions on who should prosecute the case. The defense team representing Greitens filed a motion Monday afternoon seeking to disqualify St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her office in the felony computer tampering case […]

Prosecution’s investigator ordered to appear Thursday for re-deposition in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled on Monday that Attorney Al Watkins would not be allowed to represent William Don Tisaby, and also ordered that the former FBI agent be deposed by Thursday. Initially, Watkins was going to not only be representing P.S., the ex-husband of the woman at the center of the case, but also Tisaby — which  Greitens’ defense attorney Jim Martin called an act of collusion. The ruling […]

Greitens’ defense team accuses prosecutor’s office of collusion in invasion of privacy case

The defense team representing Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is still searching for answers on a few issues in relation to their client’s felony invasion of privacy case. In a pretrial hearing held at the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Monday, Greitens’ attorney Jim Martin asked Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to allow the defense to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation by Tuesday […]

A recap on where things are and what’s ahead after a tumultuous week for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

As the deadline to charge Governor Eric Greitens with another felony looms, all eyes will be on the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Friday. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens, likely giving the embattled governor a chance to defend himself in trial, which is set to begin on May 14. Greitens is accused of allegedly taking a picture of a […]

Judge denies motion to dismiss in Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

By Ben Striker and Brian Robbins St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Gov. Eric Greitens. Although he struck down the defense’s request for dismissal, Burlison did grant the defense permission to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation, as well as K.S., the woman at the center of the […]

Judge to rule Thursday on whether or not to dismiss Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens felony invasion of privacy case said Monday he would rule on the defense team’s motion to dismiss the case Thursday following new complaints that the Circuit Attorney’s office was withholding key information. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison gave both parties a deadline of noon Wednesday to add any new filings relating to the motion to dismiss. Jim Martin, a lawyer on the defense team, said that […]