MO State HS Sports
Life behind bars for CoMo killer

Life behind bars for CoMo killer

A convicted Columbia killer has been sentenced to life in prison WITHOUT parole, following a chaotic Friday sentencing that included multiple courtroom outbursts, shouting and several people being walked to their vehicles by bailiffs for safety reasons. KWOS News was in the courtroom for the sentencing hearing for 42-year-old Bobby Dawson, who was convicted in August of first degree murder and armed criminal action for the 2020 shooting death of Rod Jones on Quail drive. Dawson told Boone County Circuit Judge Joshua Calvin Devine Friday that he didn’t murder Jones, saying he used to take care of Jones’ children. He expressed his condolences about the death. A woman in the courtroom then stood up in open court and told Dawson he did kill Jones. Bailiffs removed her from the courtroom. Two of the victim’s brothers also testified Friday, one in-person and the other by video. The brother who testified in-person told Judge Devine that Dawson didn’t just murder his brother but murdered their family. A spectator in the courtroom stood up and began shouting and cursing at the brother, and that spectator was removed as well. A third spectator was removed when he told Dawson “I love you Bobby.” A reporter could hear shouting in the courthouse hall, as Judge Devine told the courtroom he would remove everyone from the courtroom if there was another outburst. There were at least seven bailiffs and deputies in the courtroom, and that number doesn’t include bailiffs who walked people to their vehicles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.