Death Penalty Sought

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Friday, August 10 2007 Aug 10, 2007 Friday, August 10, 2007 11:35:51 AM CDT August 10, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man accused of raping and killing a Wentzville teenager nearly 17 years ago. Michael Dowell of Ferguson was charged with first-degree murder last year after a crime lab matched his DNA to a sample recovered from the clothing of 18-year-old Stephanie Hogland. Her partially naked body was found along a Lincoln County road in January 1991. The case broke when Dowell submitted a DNA sample at the request of his probation officer for an unrelated crime. The case has been moved to Boone County on a change of venue. A trial date has not been set.

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