September 12, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said Judge David Evans has found Roy Bradshaw of Shannon County guilty of 18 criminal counts -- 2nd degree murder, 1st degree burglary, 1st degree robbery, three counts of felonious restraint, three counts of kidnapping, and nine counts of armed criminal action. The crimes occurred on May 7, 2008, in Shannon County, but were tried before the court in Oregon County on a change of venue.
Koster said Bradshaw and his girlfriend, Jaclyn Agee, broke into the Shannon County home of Albert Shomaker, tied him up, and ransacked his house. During the robbery, Shoemaker’s live-in girlfriend arrived home with two friends. She tried to run, but Bradshaw fatally shot her in the back. The defendants ordered Shomaker and the other two hostages into the car at gunpoint, but later released the two friends after they promised not to tell of the crimes. Shomaker then convinced Bradshaw and his girlfriend that he would get rid of Shoemaker’s girlfriend’s body for them, so they left the scene. Bradshaw was arrested and gave a videotaped confession.
Bradshaw’s sentencing is scheduled for December 10.
Agee was convicted of all of the same offenses by a Butler County jury in July 2010. She is serving a 15-year sentence.
The Attorney General’s Office was assisting Shannon County Prosecuting Attorney Jodi Barnes on the case.