STEELVILLE — James Crocker had grown weary of the partying canoeists and rafters who encroached on his neatly kept property along Missouri's Meramec River. When he caught a man about to relieve himself on a gravel bar by his yard in July, a nasty confrontation ensued that ended with one person dead and Crocker accused of killing him.
Missouri slaying case may hinge on property rights
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