Identified! MO - Kara Kopetsky, 17 - 2007; Jessica Runions, 21 - 2016; found deceased - *ARREST*

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  1. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    Okay that’s what I figured but was just making sure I didn’t miss anything.
     
  2. AliceInPain

    AliceInPain Well-Known Member

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    Still not getting over the fact his brother killed himself. I talked to him for a while and he was a sweetheart. Just a decent person. This ******* is just sitting there killing people in his life like whatever. <modsnip>
     
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  3. AliceInPain

    AliceInPain Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to add we connected at Myspace many years ago and through music, years before Jessica disappeared but maybe around the time Kara vanished. He never mentioned he had a brother.
     
  4. blankenship

    blankenship Well-Known Member

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    This is Kylr Yust's brother you speak of?
     
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  5. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, June 3rd:
    *Case Review Hearing (@ 1:30pm CT) – MO – Kara Elise Kopetsky (17) (May 4, 2007) & Jessica S. Runions (21) (Sept. 8, 2016) – *Kylr Charles Yust (29/18 in 2007) indicted (3/1/18) & arraigned (6/18/18) on 2 counts of 1st degree & 2 counts of abandonment of a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash only bond; originally charged with burning Jessica’s car.
    Trial was set to begin 10/23/17 rescheduled for 11/4/19; felony charges for arson dismissed on Oct. 5, 2017. Trial starts on 11/4/19.
    3/1/18: waived his prelim hearings. 6/18: Arraignment. 7/18/18: Motion hearing held. Parties pass on the Change of Venue motion. Court denies Motion for defendant to change to civilian clothes for pre-trial hearings. 10/1/18: Change of venue & trial date set. Jury selection on 10/31/19, trial set for 11/4/19 & should run 2 weeks. Trial will be held in Cass County & jurors will be from St. Charles County. Status hearing on 1/22/19.
    1/22/19 Update: Had motion hearing on 2/22 re Discovery/DNA. Case Review hearing on 4/15. Trial set for 11/4/19. 4/15/19: Case review hearing continued to 6/3.
     
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  6. FleurQualia

    FleurQualia Searching Soul

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    Ugh. I am so annoyed he pled not guilty. Dude, you are going down.
     
  7. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you Vail! :)
     
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  9. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, June 17th:
    *Case Review Hearing (@ 1:30pm CT) – MO – Kara Elise Kopetsky (17) (May 4, 2007) & Jessica S. Runions (21) (Sept. 8, 2016) – *Kylr Charles Yust (29/18 in 2007) indicted (3/1/18) & arraigned (6/18/18) on 2 counts of 1st degree & 2 counts of abandonment of a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash only bond; originally charged with burning Jessica’s car. Felony charges for arson dismissed on Oct. 5, 2017.
    Trial starts on 11/4/19. Jury selection starts 10/31/19. Trial should run 2 weeks. Held in Cass County, jurors from St. Charles County.
    3/1/18: waived his prelim hearings. 6/18: Arraignment. 7/18/18: Motion hearing held. Parties pass on the Change of Venue motion. Court denies Motion for defendant to change to civilian clothes for pre-trial hearings. 10/1/18: Change of venue & trial date set. Jury selection on 10/31/19, trial set for 11/4/19 & should run 2 weeks. Trial will be held in Cass County & jurors will be from St. Charles County. Status hearing on 1/22/19.
    1/22/19 Update: Had motion hearing on 2/22 re Discovery/DNA. Case Review hearing on 4/15. Trial set for 11/4/19. 4/15/19: Case review hearing continued to 6/3. 6/3/19: Hearing rescheduled to 6/17.
     
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  10. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    Interesting.

    06/17/2019
    Order
    Court Order to Produce Jail Records of Jessep Carter
    Associated Entries: 06/07/2019 - Motion Filed
    Order
    Court Order for Jessep Carter's Jail Records
    Associated Entries: 06/07/2019 - Motion Filed
    Order
    Court Order for Cell Assignments of the Housing Unit in Which Jessep Carter was Incarcerated
    Associated Entries: 06/07/2019 - Motion Filed
    Order
    Court Order for Jessep Carter's Arrest Records
    Associated Entries: 06/07/2019 - Motion Filed
    Order
    Court Order for Kylr Yust's Arrest Records
    Associated Entries: 06/07/2019 - Motion Filed
     
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  11. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    So this Jessep Carter is/was a cell mate? Going to snitch?! :)
     
  12. Daisy47

    Daisy47 Active Member

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    Jessep was Kylr’s brother. Imo the defense plans to try to pin Jessica’s murder on Jessep. (But that’s just my opinion).
     
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Ah! Thank you - now I remember...
     
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  14. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    @Vail - any new court dates? TIA! :)
     
  15. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Bumping up for @Vail - any updates for Yust?

    TIA! :)
     
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  16. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    Kylr Yust trail set to begin fall 2019
    Trial and jury selection for
    Killer Yust begins November 4th 2019
    ETA: was going to edit the auto corrected name but decided to leave it given the situation..
     
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  17. TristanP

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    I live close enough that I might try to attend some of this trial.
     
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  18. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    Thank you for the reminder! The next event is a case review on Sept 3 at 1:30pm
     
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  19. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you Vail! :)
     
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  20. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/melinda-henneberger/article234037967.html

    After 32-year-old Jessep S. Carter, who could have been a key witness in his half-brother Kylr Yust’s upcoming murder trial, committed suicide in the Jackson County jail in September of 2018, the families of Yust’s alleged victims worried about how his death might compromise the case. “I remember getting the call” that he’d died, (Jackson County Prosecutor Jean)Baker said, “and saying, ‘Not him!’ ‘’

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    Carter said he wanted the families of his brother’s victims “to feel better at night that he’s finally put away. I’m not OK, and my family is not OK with anything that he did.” He didn’t want that enough to stick around and testify, though. (opinion of the journalist)

    With Yust’s trial set to start in Cass County in late October, Baker didn’t want to talk about the extent to which the case might have been hurt by Carter’s death. According to charging documents, Yust told at least three other friends that he’d choked Kopetsky to death, and told a fourth that he’d “snapped and something bad had happened to her.”

    “Jessep was a guy that had a whole string of problems himself,” Baker said. He was in jail on an unrelated arson charge when he died, at different points had two protective orders taken out against him, and “was a witness that was always a little bit problematic. He came with a full bag of pros and cons.” And now? “Now,” Baker said, “they work with one less problematic witness.”
     

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