A former Missouri death row inmate says he can now try to put his life back together after a prosecutor dismissed a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate 30 years ago.
Reggie Griffin says he has gotten married and landed a job in the year since he was released from prison while awaiting a new trial. The 53-year-old says he found out Friday that Randolph County prosecutor Mike Fusselmann was dropping the charge.
Columbia police say they've confirmed the identity of a man struck and killed early Saturday while riding a bicycle on Interstate 70.
DNA testing confirmed the victim as 36-year-old Ennis Patrick, of Columbia. Officers also believe they located the truck that hit Patrick's bicycle and are awaiting more tests to confirm the connection.
A truck driver notified Highway Patrol around 4 a.m. Sunday that he might have hit a deer at the I-70 exit to U.S. 63.