A judge has ruled that a convicted sex offender from Oregon will stand trial nearly six years after the man was charged with two counts of second degree murder in Taney County.

Judge John Moody has scheduled 41 year-old Jason Osborn's trial to begin on January 20, 2009 in Wright County.

Prosecutors say that Osborn allegedly let four teenage boys from Rockaway Beach take turns driving his girlfriends car near Walnut Shade in August of 2003.

According to investigators, one of the boys yanked on the steering wheel causing it swerve, plow into a tree and burst into flames. Witnesses say that Osborn ran from the crash, leaving the boys to fend for themselves.

Killed in the fiery crash were Dustin Riesman and Joshua Sparling who were both 14.

Osborn, is also charged with two counts of child endangerment and two counts of enticement of a child. He was ordered to undergo a mental examination in 2006, which he refused. In 2007, after working off and on as his own attorney in the case, Osborn agreed to undergo the exam, and was declared incompetent to stand trial. He was ordered to Fulton State Hospital.

According to Taney County prosecutor, Jeff Merrell, the trial date is questionable,"we are going to have to have an evidentiary hearing to make sure that Mr. Osborn is competent to stand trial before we can proceed to trial." He added, "I don't see that happening before next winter.....I don't understand how it has been put on the trial docket."

The trial has been moved to Wright County on a change of venue.



https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do
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2 comments:

cjinspector said...

Hello Kathee,
I appreciate the existance and purpose of your blog, please continue it as long needed. And that is reason of me writing you and your readers. For the facts are you will have postings each day because of relentless, wricked adults believeing to satisfy themselves of the ripe fruits of youths.
These youths however are human beings deserving of having an healthly start in life. They being nurtured into reasponsible, stable adults to support our future society. There is not a single reason in the universe or excuse to expoit them for selfish desires.
These would include young people having personal trouble in school and society. They are entitled to this regard, having practical encouragement to live a purposeful life benefiting them and their families. Troubled, discipline problemed youths should not be taken advantage in whatever place, on the streets, home or residential homes or clinics.

On my blogs I had done at leash two postings involving sex crimes against youths by adults. In my latest post yesterday evening on 10/19/2008 I made an request to potential child molesters. DO YOU FIND AGREEMENT IN WHAT I STATED HERE in this posting, Can They Stop Themselves?

I am asking you and your readers to please consider visiting my blog site to read this request. I am interested in learning what your viewpoints are. The website is Curtis' Expectations: http://cxpectations.blogspot.com

Please accept my thanks for your time, attention and consideration!

Regards,
Curtz
http://curtisonthenews.blogspot.com

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