A man accused of killing 92 year old Carmelita Kaser in Moberly on Easter in 2013 was found guilty in a late night verdict.
The jury deliberated for 8 hours before convicting Jeffrey Nichols.
Nichols, along with Christopher Lewis, who entered a guilty plea in 2016, and is serving a life sentence, stabbed Kaser with a machete and beat her with the bitt of a gun.
The court will reconvene today at 10:00, where the jury will be asked to decide of Nichols will receive the death penalty of the crime.
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New Human Resources Director At Lincoln University A new Human Resources Director is now on the job at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. After a nationwide search, the University chose April Robinson to head the department. Robinson comes from the Atlanta, Georgia area and has served in human resources positions in higher education, non-profits and…Continue Reading
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