Missouri Supreme Court OKs death for Jefferson City man
By Rebecca Thomas
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a Jefferson City man convicted of killing a woman in 2009, despite claims that police unfairly tracked him through his cellphone.
The court on Tuesday didn't rule on whether police violated David Hosier's rights by tracing his location via his phone.
But the ruling says police had reason to search Hosier's car and apartment for evidence of his role in Angela Gilpin's death.
Hosier is set to be executed for killing Gilpin, with whom he had a relationship while she was separated from her husband. Ronald Gilpin also was shot to death in Angela Gilpin's Jefferson City apartment.
Hosier led Oklahoma police on a chase after he fled, and the judges said that gave officers cause to search his vehicle.