Jury Finds Koenig Not Guilty of Sex Charges

Mike Koenig

It took a Clark County jury only 45 minutes to find Richard M. Koenig of Kahoka not guilty on three felony sex charges.

On October 9, 2013, Richard M. Koenig, of Kahoka, Missouri, was arrested on a three-count Clark County felony warrant for first degree statutory sodomy, first degree endangering the welfare of a child, and incest.

The jury trial began on Tuesday, February 16, when the jury was selected and seated. Following closing argument on Thursday afternoon, the jury retired at 1:50pm At 2:35pm, they returned not guilty verdicts on all three counts.

These are the docket entries from Missouri Case.net:

02/18/2016 Order
2-18-16 Defendant appears in person and with counsel of record, State appears by special prosecuting attorney Turner. State presents additional evidence in its case in chief. State rests at 10:45. Motion for judgment of acquittal at the close of the State’s case is filed and overruled. Defendant offers no evidence. Motion for judgment of acquittal at the close of all evidence is filed and overruled. Noon recess is taken at 11:10 AM. Instruction conference is held on the record. Instructions are read to the jury. Closing arguments are made. Jury retires to deliberate at 1:50 PM. The jury announces it has reached a verdict at 2:35 PM Verdicts of not guilty on all three counts are received and ordered filed. GD
Jury Verdict – Not Guilty
Verdict Form E – As to Count Three, we, the jury, find the defendant, Richard M. Koeing, not guilty. Filed.
Jury Verdict – Not Guilty
Verdict Form C – As to Count Two, we, the jury, find the defendant, Richard M. Koenig, not guilty. Filed.
Jury Verdict – Not Guilty
Verdict Form A – As to Count One, we the jury, find the defendant, Richard M. Koenig, not guilty. Filed
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Filing:
Master Jury List: Filed.
Filing:
Juror Notes: Filed.
Jury Instructions Filed
Jury Instructions: Filed.
Amended Information Filed
Amended Substitute Felony Information: Filed.
Motion for Acquittal
Motion for Judgement of Acquittal at the Close of the Evidence: Filed.
Filed By: MARK L. WILLIAMS
Motion for Acquittal
Motion For Judgement of Acquittal at the Close of the State’s Case: Filed.
Filed By: MARK L. WILLIAMS
On Behalf Of: MARK L. WILLIAMS

02/17/2016 Order
2-17-16 Defendant appears in person and with counsel of record, State appears by special prosecuting attorneys. State presents additional evidence in its case in chief. Noon recess is taken at 11:55 AM. Additional evidence is presented. Evening recess is taken at 5:50 PM. GD
Subpoena Prepared
Subpoena Prepared for Mark Williams: Filed.

02/16/2016 Order
2-16-16 State appears by special prosecuting attorneys Turner and Bruce, Defendant appears in person and with counsel of record Williams, Trosen and McClamrock. State’s Motion to Endorse witness is sustained. Defendant’s oral motion in limine regarding reference to any polygraph test is sustained. Jury panel is seated and sworn. Voir dire is conducted by the State. Defendant starts voir dire. Noon recess is taken at 12:25. Additional voir dire is conducted by the Defendant. Challenges for cause are taken up on the record. Peremptory challenges are made by both parties. Jury is seated and sworn. Opening statements are made by the State and the Defendant. State begins presentation of evidence in its case in chief. Evening recess is taken at 6:25 PM. GD
Filing:
State’s Exhibit List:Filed
List of Witnesses
State’s Witness List: Filed.

Because the defendant is married to Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Holly Conger, a special prosecutor tried the case for the state.