Man admits to 2013 Adair County murder

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, August 01 2016 Aug 1, 2016 Monday, August 01, 2016 4:57:41 PM CDT August 01, 2016 in News
By: Lexi Larson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY –  Cuda Dodd pleaded guilty Monday in Adair County Circuit Court for second degree murder and first degree robbery in the 2013 killing of Adrienne Arnett.

 Arnett was working overnight on Oct. 8, 2013, at Abel’s Quik Stop near the intersection of Highway 36 and Shinn Lane outside Hannibal when the so-called “Hannibal 5,” consisting of Dodd, Amanda Lehenbauer, Michael Studer, Krystal Tresler, and Gary Wiltermood, robbed the store.

 At the plea hearing, Dodd, whose stepmother worked at the gas station, confessed he accompanied Studer to a local store to steal the robbery disguise and later entered the station to see if anyone other than Arnett was inside.

 During the robbery, Studer shot Arnett in the face before she had a chance to open the register or a safe, limiting the stolen property to cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets.  Arnett died at the scene from her injuries.

 Dodd is the last member of the “Hannibal 5” to go to court.  Studer and Wiltermood pled guilty in 2014.  Lehenbauer pled guilty in 2015.  Tresler was convicted by a Ralls County jury in March 2016.

 “With Cuda Dodd’s guilty plea, my office has successfully prosecuted each member of the Hannibal 5,” said Attorney General Koster.  “I hope the knowledge that each of them will serve jail time for their crimes gives Mrs. Arnett’s family, friends, and coworkers some sense of justice.”

 Dodd’s sentencing is scheduled for Sep. 6, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable Russell Steele.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Columbia neighborhood watch is still relevant despite social media and sites like Nextdoor. Neighborhood watch programs encourage... More >>
49 minutes ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:51:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe today filed to run for election in 2020. Kehoe has served as... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:12:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia Public Works plow crews are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, to prepare for possible... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:54:50 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY— Tuesday at the Missouri State Capitol, representatives heard testimony from people in regards to a house bill that... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:25:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson and Auditor Nicole Galloway filed to run for governor on Tuesday. It was... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:26:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -- The Civil Rights Movement was a time of racially charged protests and marches. Some activists took to the... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:10:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia College announced Tuesday it is laying off 49 employees across the nation, including 25 at its Columbia... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:59:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- An announcement from Bishop Shawn McKnight at Father Tolton today revealed the school's $6.2 million-dollar debt will be completely... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:46:00 AM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs on Tuesday, according to Missouri Attorney General Eric... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:33:00 AM CST February 25, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Snuggling next to my kitties while their furry chests softly rumble is a proven antidote to the day's... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:16:39 AM CST February 25, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man connected to a deadly shooting during a home invasion in Columbia in early February.... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:17:28 AM CST February 25, 2020 in News
FULTON - Three people were arrested in Fulton Tuesday morning after one person fled from a traffic stop. A... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:03:00 AM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - In the state of Missouri, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated residents are unable to vote. There is... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:42:00 PM CST February 24, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - When snow falls in mid-Missouri, the sounds of shovels scraping across the driveway mean freedom to Larry Shinn.... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:33:00 PM CST February 24, 2020 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - Five Jefferson City teenagers went to a party Friday night. By the end of the night, most... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 8:13:00 PM CST February 24, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Stephen Sokoloff, a Missouri special prosecutor, has completed his investigation into the Fulton police shooting death of... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 4:51:00 PM CST February 24, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating an incident in which a Columbia Police patrol vehicle was struck by... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 4:27:00 PM CST February 24, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin's law school class to tell them... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 3:35:00 PM CST February 24, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 37°
7pm 37°
8pm 36°
9pm 35°
10pm 35°