Now there are calls for the case to be reopened. Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) claims the state’s entire reputation for impartial justice is being tainted and blasts Attorney General Chris Koster (D) for refusing to intervene in the case.
But is the story of Maryville now less about sexual assault in a small Missouri town and more about politics?
Kevin Collison, KC Star Development reporter
Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC
Mary Sanchez, KC Star syndicated columnist
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star