Death penalty sought in double murder case
The Cole County prosecutor's office has filed court documents showing it intends to seek the death penalty in the case of a Jefferson City man charged with a double murder Sept. 28.
During a case status hearing Wednesday, David Hosier, 54, was informed of the action by Presiding Judge Pat Joyce.
No date was set for Hosier's next court appearance. He is currently being held in the Morgan County Jail in Versailles for Cole County.
Hosier is charged with one count of firstdegree murder, armed criminal action, firstdegree burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the death of Angela Gilpin.
He's charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Rodney Gilpin.
The Gilpins died from multiple gunshot wounds.
He has pleaded not guilty to these charges.
About seven hours after the Gilpins were killed in the hallway just outside her apartment at 1100 W. High St., Hosier was arrested by Oklahoma officials on a Jefferson City police bulletin.
The Gilpins were separated at the time of the shooting, but were working on reconciliation. Angela had been in a relationship with Hosier during the separation, but had ended it, officials said.