MO - Jasmine Miller, 6, found strangled in Branson motel, 21 Feb 2015 *Arrest*

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by los2188, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

    Messages:
    15,552
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Little Girl Found Dead In Branson Motel, Suspect In Custody
    http://www.jrn.com/ktts/news/Little-Girl-Found-Dead-In-Branson-Hotel-293349261.html
     
  2. Loading...


  3. menmo

    menmo New Member

    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. fhc

    fhc New Member

    Messages:
    4,499
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.jrn.com/ktts/news/Man-Ch...ittle-Girl-To-Death-In-Branson-293473021.html

    rom an edited press release:

    Further investigation by the Branson Police Department, Taney County Coroner’s Office and the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office has led to the charging of John P. Roberts, DOB: 09/22/59.

    A warrant has been issued charging John P. Roberts with Murder in the first degree, RSMo Section 565.020 in that on or about February 21, 2015, in the County of Taney, State of Missouri, the defendant, after deliberation, knowingly caused the death of the victim by strangling her.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the immediate family and friends. It appears Roberts acted alone.
     
  5. menmo

    menmo New Member

    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Glad they found and arrested him.
     
  6. menmo

    menmo New Member

    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  7. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    According to court records, Roberts was facing a charge of second-degree murder in Taney County Associate Circuit Court. Following a bond hearing, he was released from jail Feb. 11 after posting a $171 cash bond, records show.

    Branson police sent an alert to Branson residents at 7:15 p.m. Saturday about a missing girl. The alert is available to Branson residents, and the alerts are received by phone or text. A later alert said the girl had been found and that police were still investigating.
     
  8. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,221
    Likes Received:
    221
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Prayers and thoughts go to the family.

    At least LE were able to catch the perp so fast.
    Has anyone been able to find a history on this evil man?
    Why why does this keep happening?
     
  9. MSCJgrad

    MSCJgrad Member

    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Thanks so much for all of the info!!! This is in my area, I have a 6 year old niece, and this is so saddening. Can you please post a link for me regarding his court records of the pending 2nd degree-murder charge? I looked through MO casenet and can't find it. Thanks in advance!!
    Also, I am wondering why no Amber Alert? I live apx. 20 miles away, and we knew nothing of this until it was on the news.

     
  10. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I dont see why he was able to bond out for $171 while fighting a 2nd degree murder charge in another county this month? He just got out of jail 10 days before this happened. So sad.
     
  11. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

    Messages:
    8,769
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    36
    $171 cash bond for 2nd degree murder charges?!
     
  12. MSCJgrad

    MSCJgrad Member

    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Exactly!!

     
  13. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I just realized that the article is now saying it was 2nd degree burglary. So my above copy and paste was made before they realized and corrected their mistake.
    http://m.bransontrilakesnews.com/mobile/news_free/article_b76087ba-bacd-11e4-8ae6-cf7da02073b9.html
     
  14. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Sorry to all. It was a 2nd degree burglary charge. Iam sorry. My fault. But still. So sad.
     
  15. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

    Messages:
    8,769
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    36
    We will find out the circumstances soon enough, but my guess is that she was snatched while walking to/from her family's hotel room by herself (or perhaps with siblings or friends and they seperated).
     
  16. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Iam so sorry. It was 2nd degree burglary charges. Still sad though.
     
  17. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Now I see what happened. The link said 2nd degree murder just like I had copied and paste it straight from the original link. But once I went to get the link for another poster; The site had changed it to 2nd degree burglary from 2nd degree murder. So I did read it right at first. Good thing I had copy and paste before they change d it to burglary. I was starting to think that I was seeing things. Lol.
     
  18. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,396
    Likes Received:
    298
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I can't even begin to imagine how very frightened this little baby was looking into that face as she died :(
     
  19. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

    Messages:
    8,769
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    36
    That still seems really low for burgulary...$171 seems like the judge is making a statement, sort of like how people say if they get really bad service, they would rather leave a tip of 5 cents than not leave one at all?
     
  20. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,501
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    This seems like those seedy type residential motels that you see on the First 48.
     
  21. menmo

    menmo New Member

    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice