Tag: St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison

Jackson County prosecutor declines to file new charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will not file criminal invasion of privacy charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Baker stated that her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges in the Greitens case and that corroborating evidence for an invasion of privacy case was still missing. “I’m frustrated, but I also believe this is the right decision based on the facts and the law that we […]

Jury selection process begins in felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens

Jury selection began Thursday in the felony invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens with 17 potential jurors being seated for further questioning. A total of 80 prospective jurors — 40 in the morning and 40 in the afternoon — filled out questionnaires about their exposure to pre-trial publicity, but only 40 were actually subject to questioning in a slow going process by both parties’ attorney’s, as well as St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex […]

Judge will allow the name of the woman accusing Greitens of sexual misconduct to be referred to in court

By Brian Robbins & Ben Striker St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Wednesday afternoon ruled that the woman at the center of Governor Eric Greitens sexual misconduct case will have her full name be referred to during the trial, along with her ex-husband. Greitens defense team successfully argued that if she was only referred to as a victim during the trial, the court could assume that she’s truthful and that misconduct truly took place. […]

Judge will not strike testimony of Greitens’ former lover

By Ben Striker & Brian Robbins The judge presiding over the criminal invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens said Monday he would not strike testimony from the woman accusing him of taking a picture of her bound and partially nude without her consent. The defense sought to suppress the testimony given by K.S., the woman at the center of the case, since she was interviewed by William Don Tisaby, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Judge issues tentative gag order in Greitens case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison issued a tentative gag order on Tuesday to all parties involved in the invasion of privacy case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Following a motion filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner Tuesday afternoon, Burlison said he would sign the order, which would prohibit all parties and attorneys involved in the case from making any statements outside of the courtroom that may taint the jury pool. Burlison said […]