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October 24, 2013

Hosier found guilty, may face death penalty

Jury to hear sentencing phase beginning today.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A nine-man, three-woman jury returns to court this morning to begin hearing evidence that will help them decide whether former Logansport man David Hosier should get the death penalty, or be sentenced to life in prison, without parole.

The jurors from St. Charles County deliberated for just over an hour Wednesday afternoon before convicting Hosier, 58, of first-degree murder for killing Angela Gilpin, 45, on Sept. 28, 2009.

They also found him guilty of armed criminal action, burglary and being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Family members declined to comment after the jury returned its verdicts about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Hosier did not testify.

He also was charged, in a separate case, with killing Angela’s husband, Rodney Gilpin, 61, at the same time Angie was killed.

But attorneys said Wednesday this week’s trial only was for Angela’s murder, and a trial for Rodney’s murder will be decided later.

The Gilpins had been married 21 years, but had separated — and Hosier and Angie had developed a relationship that Hosier’s attorney, Donald Catlett, described during the trial as “a good dating couple” who “loved each other.”

Prosecutors argued Hosier killed the Gilpins because he was upset that Angie was leaving him to return to her husband and reconcile their marriage.

“If (Hosier) didn’t have Angela Gilpin, no one was going to have Angela Gilpin,” Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson told jurors in his closing argument Wednesday afternoon.

Richardson also reminded jurors that Hosier had told neighbor Jodene Scott: “I’m going to eliminate the problem.”

And, Richardson said, Hosier left neighbor Geralyn Bleckler a profanity-filled voice-mail message that said, among other things: “I’m going to f...ing finish it. I’m tired of the s...”

Both of those messages were delivered Sunday night, Sept. 27.

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