Thursday, September 14, 2006

Chipman Murder Trial Delayed Yet Again

Chipman murder trial delayed yet again
Thursday, September 7, 2006
By SACHA CHAMPION Statesman Staff Writer

BLOOMFIELD -- She was raped and murdered. The culprit then burned her body to conceal evidence linking him to the crimes.
And now more than a year later, the Acorn Ridge teen accused of raping and murdering 12-year-old Miranda Celeste Dowdy of Poplar Bluff has been granted yet another continuance and isn't scheduled to appear in court until November.
"We really want to get something going on this because this has been dragging on for a while," said Welborn. "Sometimes it seems things are going really slowly, but it's going as fast as it can."
Welborn said last month that 19-year-old Steve Chipman had requested that a psychiatric evaluation be done and that some delays were occurring while awaiting those test results.

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