Columbia Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt was brutally murdered on November 1, 2001, in Columbia, Missouri. Heitholt was attacked in the Tribune parking lot as he left work. His body was discovered next to his car. Heitholt had been struck from behind sustaining multiple head injuries and was strangled with his own belt. Fellow Tribune employee Michael Boyd was the …Read More »
Supporters of the Wrongfully Convicted Ask McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers: Does Innocence Matter?
Illinois currently leads the nation in wrongful convictions. Citizens in McLean County are looking to do something about that. A rally is scheduled at the McLean County Law and Justice Center on March 14, 2014 at 12 PM. Supporters of the wrongfully convicted are asking people to join them in their quest to obtain DNA testing and prove their innocence. Despite …Read More »
What More Can Be Done to Solve the Kent Heitholt Murder?
(Tenth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene.) The evaluation of the murder of Kent Heitholt has been taken as far as it can with the available information. Several more things can be done by those in charge of the investigation into the murder of Kent …Read More »
McLean County Illinois: Does Innocence Matter?
Injustice Anywhere Radio recently discussed an upcoming event in McLean County, Illinois, called “Does Innocence Matter?,” with event organizers Tam Alex and Andrew DuBois. The Does Innocence Matter? event will shine a spotlight on the history of police and prosecutorial misconduct in McLean County, while highlighting several cases including the Jamie Snow case, an Injustice Anywhere featured case. Jamie Snow was wrongfully …Read More »
A Reconstruction of the Attack on Kent Heitholt
(Ninth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene. The reconstruction in this article seeks to provide a sequence of the attack and strangulation that accounts for the found evidence on the pavement, vehicle, and victim. The reconstruction would likely be modified and enhanced with an opportunity to review …Read More »
What Assault Weapon Did the Killer Use To Murder Kent Heitholt?
(Eighth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder in 2001 with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other crime scene evidence that has been made available over the Internet. This article looks at deductions that can be made from the evidence as to what the assault weapon was. The analysis is limited as most of the images of victim’s injuries have …Read More »