Walter Jack Staten Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder
At a contested sentencing hearing Wednesday morning (April 30), Walter Jack Staten of Sedalia, age 51, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of William D. Saunders. The defendant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and armed criminal action in the Circuit Court of Cooper Coun…
Consultants: Cleveland Kidnapper’s Death a Suicide
COLUMBUS, Ohio (ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer) — Two corrections consultants have concluded that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide in his prison cell and didn't die by accidentally killing himself while attempting to achieve a sexual thrill.