Capitol murder case hearing scheduled for Reginald Clemons

10:18 AM, Aug 21, 2009   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A hearing to explore the merits of the capital murder case of Reginald Clemons will be May 10.

Jackson County Circuit Judge Michael Manners released a schedule on Friday. The Missouri Supreme Court on June 30 appointed Manners special master in the case, a seldom-used mechanism in capital cases.

Clemons was convicted of killing two sisters by pushing them off the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis nearly two decades ago.

Manners will take testimony and evidence in evaluating Clemons' claims that he was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death.

Then-prosecutor Nels Moss has said he has no doubts about Clemons' guilt.

Attorney General Chris Koster has said he welcomed the special master appointment.


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