March 11, 2022
Lawyers for one of the men charged with Cassidy Rainwater-Paul's murder last summer in Dallas County are beginning to file motions for their client.
Tom Jacquinot wants prosecutors to dismiss a felony charge of abandonment of a corpse against his client. He also made a motion regarding whether or not his client will need to appear in court in person for upcoming hearings; and his intent to interview state crime lab analysts before Phelps' preliminary hearing, which has been set and rescheduled several times.
Jacquinot, a public defender who was once part of Missouri's death penalty team, wants all hearings recorded, according to filed motions.
Prosecutor Jonathan Barker had no objection to Phelps appearing via webcam for upcoming hearings, according to his response filed in court documents yesterday.