Missouri Supreme Court Judge Teitleman dies

2 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, November 29 2016 Nov 29, 2016 Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:57:00 AM CST November 29, 2016 in News
By: Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — Judge Richard Teitleman of the Missouri Supreme Court has died, according to a statement from the Supreme Court released Tuesday. He was 69 years old.

Teitleman was first a member of the state's Supreme Court in 2002 and served until his death. He was chief justice of the court from 2011-2013.

Teitleman was Missouri's first legally blind Supreme Court judge. Voters chose to retain him as judge earlier this year, and his new 12-year term was set to begin in January. 

Governor Nixon tweeted a statement Tuesday about Teitleman's death.

"Missouri has lost a judicial leader who was a dedicated public servant, both to our state and to our legal system," Nixon said.

The court canceled all oral arguments scheduled for Tuesday.

 

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