- [MO] Ex-Deputy Simmons charged with wife murder conspiracy, body disposal plan - ...According to the protection orders, [KL] stated that her reason for filing was that Simmons allegedly threatened to kill her. The documents indicate that [KL] is filing or has filed for divorce from Simmons, and that they have an 8-month-old daughter...
- [MO] Recently fired deputy's plan to kill Kim caught on tape - ...The important part will be getting rid of the body and doing it quickly. He’s thinking a hole at least 6 feet deep, somewhere “really rural”... TO MISTY AND THE JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DETECTIVES: BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
...Prosecutors present their evidence against Casey Simmons, 26, who was fired from the Jasper County sheriff's department in September. Investigators say a month later, he began plotting the murder of his girlfriend [KL]... Simmons was arrested after deputies say he bought four items to use in the murder... Investigators rigged a car with video and audio recorders to catch him talking to his ex-wife about the plan. Officials have said Simmons wanted to resume a relationship with his ex-wife after killing his ex-girlfriend and gaining custody of the child he has with her... A little more than two hours after deliberation began, a jury convicted Casey Simmons of conspiracy to commit second degree murder... [KL], who had a child by a different sheriff's deputy while dating Simmons, took the stand herself in the trial that charges Simmons with conspiracy. [KL] tearfully testified that the plot frightened her and forced her to move. The defense and prosecution both subpoenaed Misty Simmons to the trial but she did not show up for court... [LINK]
THE JOPLIN GLOBE
...On a tape played for jurors Monday, Misty Simmons wanted to know what her ex-husband planned to tell [KL] just before he would kill her. Casey Simmons told her that the last words [KL] would hear would be: “I’m killing you so I can be with Misty.” “That’s awesome,” Misty Simmons responded. The recording of the couple’s late-night talk two years ago in a Carterville cemetery provided some racy drama as the trial of former Jasper County sheriff’s Deputy Casey Simmons got under way in Jasper County Circuit Court. Simmons, 28, of Joplin, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The prosecution maintains that Simmons plotted to kill [KL], with whom he’d had an affair and a baby, because he wanted to get back together with Misty Simmons and to gain custody of his and LeClaire’s child in the process... [LINK]
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