Mistrial For 32 Year Old Murder

Mistrial For 32 Year Old Murder
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Update: Prior to the second day of testimony, the judge declares a mistrial. We’ll have more details as they become available.

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More than 30 years after a Joplin murder jurors today hear testimony in the case. It’s the Joplin trial of Paul Moses accused in the 1984 murder of 62 yr. old Francis Ramsey. Authorities believe the two left a bar together the night before Ramsey’s body was discovered in an unoccupied duplex apartment near her Joplin home. Among the witnesses today was Lynn Hines who lived in the adjoining part of that duplex. She says she called police when she discovered her TV and other items were missing. As police investigated the robbery, they found the body. Investigators say they also found the suspect’s wallet and fingerprints at the scene. Moses was a fugitive from that time until 2013 when investigators tracked him down in San Diego.