JEFFERSON CITY - Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson confirmed Monday that the trial against 57-year-old David Hosier will begin Tuesday morning with the jury selection in Clay County. Jurors will be chosen in Clay and then transported to Cole County for the trial. Richardson said that Judge Patricia Joyce expects the evidence trial to begin Thursday morning at the Cole County Courthouse.
Hosier is charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, one count of first degree burglary and a count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Hosier is charged with the six counts in connection to the Sep. 2009 murders of a Jefferson City couple. Officials say Hosier shot 61-year-old Rodney Gilpin and his wife 45-year-old Angela Gilpin several times in Angela Gilpin's apartment about a block away from where Hosier lived.
Richardson said Monday he will seek the death penalty for Hosier. He said the case is going to trial more than three years after he filed charges because of a "busy court system."
Officials say Angela Gilpin had a romantic relationship with Hosier while separated from her husband, but the Gilpins were trying to reconcile.