Accused Murderer McCarthy Sees Civil Case Dismissed

Posted 1/13/22

Ian McCarthy, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Gary Michael, had a trial date set for January 2021 which has now been postponed to 2023. Officer Gary Michael was …

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Accused Murderer McCarthy Sees Civil Case Dismissed

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Ian McCarthy, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Gary Michael, had a trial date set for January 2021 which has now been postponed to 2023.
Officer Gary Michael was killed during a traffic stop near Highway 13 and Green Street in Clinton. Court documents say McCarthy got out of his SUV and started shooting at the officer with a rifle. Officer Michael was shot in the chest, through his bullet-proof vest. Investigators say McCarthy fled the scene of the shooting, but crashed his vehicle about two blocks away, and ran off on foot. He was arrested two days after the shooting. He was arrested two days after the shooting in Urich, Missouri, after a passerby spotted him walking along the road and called the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.
McCarthy will have a jury trial in Jackson County in June 2023. Jury selection for this case starts in early June at the Platt County Courthouse, with opening statements in Jackson County.
Cresinda Micheal, widow of Gary Micheal also filed a civil wrongful death suit against McCarthy in August of 2017. That case was never tried, and went to 'inactive docket" in 2021. On Nov.4 2021, Judge Brandon Baker dismissed the case without prejudice."A dismissal without prejudice permits the party to bring another civil action for the same cause, unless the civil action is otherwise barred", from the Missouri court statutes.

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