Judge quashes some evidence in drifter's death

Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 9:40 a.m. CST; updated 10:26 a.m. CST, Thursday, November 18, 2010

COLUMBIA — A judge has thrown out some possible evidence in the case against a Laddonia couple accused of killing a drifter from Ohio.

Boone County Judge Kevin Crane on Wednesday granted a motion to suppress evidence from a Missouri State Highway Patrol search of Chester and Angela Harvey's home in Laddonia.

The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that Crane also denied Angela Harvey's request to exclude evidence found in a trailer where the body of 20-year-old James William Boyd McNeely was found last Dec. 22.

Prosecutors allege McNeely was killed in the Harveys' basement in Laddonia and his body was stored in the refrigerated trailer of a truck Chester Harvey drove. Three of the couple's children also were charged in the case.


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