- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A man who spent almost 30 years as a fugitive after the death of a Joplin woman waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will stand trial for first-degree murder.

Sixty-five-year-old Paul Moses was bound over for trial Wednesday in the death of 62-year-old Frances Ramsey in August of 1984. His first trial division hearing was scheduled for April 11.

The Joplin Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1dQacQq ) Ramsey’s body was found in the unoccupied half of a duplex the morning after she was seen leave a bar with Moses. She died from blunt-force trauma to her head.

Moses fled and was not captured until last August in San Diego when he applied for Social Security benefits. He has pleaded not guilty.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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