News Release

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March 27, 2009

EMPHASIS: Shockley Found Guilty In Murder Of Sergeant Dewayne Graham

Captain Billy E. Chadwick, commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces that today, the jury found Lance Shockley guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Sergeant Carl Dewayne Graham.
Captain Chadwick says, “We are pleased with the jury’s verdict and are glad to see justice done in this case. This has been a very difficult period of time for Dewayne’s family, friends, and for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. While it will not bring Dewayne back, we trust that today’s verdict will bring some closure for all who knew and loved him. I also want to express my thanks to all the law enforcement personnel who have invested countless hours in this investigation, to the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and his staff for their tireless work, and to every citizen who offered their help and support in any way. You are greatly appreciated.”
The Lance Shockley trial now enters the sentencing phase.