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September 30, 2009

Missouri murder suspect son of fallen trooper

Prosecution files formal charges against former Logan man

The son of an Indiana State trooper killed in the line of duty by a murder suspect more than 38 years ago has been formally charged in a double homicide in Missouri.

On Wednesday, Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson filed six felony counts against 54-year-old David Russell Hosier in the shooting death of his former lover, 45-year-old Angela Gilpin, and her 61-year-old husband, Rodney Gilpin.

Hosier, the son of the late ISP Detective Glen Hosier, is accused of using a 9mm to gun down the couple in the doorway of Angela’s apartment, located just down the hill from the murder suspect’s residence in Jefferson City.

Hosier was captured some seven hours later and more than 300 miles away after a nationwide all-points bulletin was issued by Missouri authorities for Hosier and his 2000 Pontiac.

Charges include two counts of murder, two counts of armed criminal action and single counts of burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm. If convicted, Hosier faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

Hosier remains in the Cherokee County Jail in Muskogee, Okla. He has “invoked his right to an attorney and refused to make a statement,” according to court records. As of Wednesday, an extradition hearing had yet to be scheduled.

Jefferson City Detective Mark Edwards said in a probable cause affidavit that police not only found numerous loaded weapons, a bulletproof vest and “documentation linking him to Gilpin,” they also reportedly discovered shell casings in Hosier’s vehicle similar to those left at the crime scene.

Court records also indicated that Angela Gilpin had been trying to break off the relationship with Hosier for about two months. Police say they located evidence on Angela that she feared being shot by Hosier.

Hosier reportedly told a neighbor the night before the killings that he intended to “eliminate the problem.”

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