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October 2, 2013

Attorney General Koster announces first-degree murder conviction in meth-related murder

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that a Worth County jury has found Randall Evans, 58, of Stanberry, guilty of first degree murder in the killing of Daniel Wolf, 47, of King City.

An eye witness testified that Evans shot Wolf over methamphetamine that Evans paid for, but that Wolf did not provide. Two other witnesses testified that Evans confessed to them that he killed Wolf. Wolf was last seen on May 5, 2011.  His body was never found. Blood discovered in Evans’ kitchen was linked to Wolf, and a bullet reported by the eye witness was recovered from the kitchen ceiling.

"This case marks yet another brutal crime in Missouri linked to meth," Koster said.  "While prosecuting murders and other violent felonies across the state, we continue to see the human toll that meth takes, particularly in our state's rural areas."

The trial was held in Worth County on a change of venue from Gentry County, where Assistant Attorneys General Tim Anderson and Lauren Barrett assisted Gentry County Prosecuting Attorney Jerry Biggs. 

Formal sentencing for Evans is scheduled for November 7, 2013.  The only possible sentence under Missouri law is life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole.

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