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Vernon County man pleads not guilty; Next trial date set for Dec. 22

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VERNON COUNTY, MISSOURI -

(8/25/2015) Ellison plead not guilty at his 1st arraignment trial, and will be back in court December 22, 2015.

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(7/30/2015) Yesterday in a Vernon County Courtroom, Ellison's charges were reduced as follows:

  • Count I - 1st Degree Murder reduced to 2nd Degree Murder
  • Count II - Armed Criminal Action
  • Count III - 1st Degree Murder reduced to 2nd Degree Murder
  • Count IV - Armed Criminal Action
  • Count V - 1st Degree Robbery

Arraignment on new charges is set for August 25, 2015. 

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(10/14/2014) According to probable cause Logan's father found his parents dead. Herman was in recliner with two gun shot wounds -- one to the head -- one to the chest. Rosie was found in the hallway, she was shot twice with small caliber. Logan and his 15 year old brother lived at grandparents house at 30747 E Quantrill Rd El Dorado Springs, Vernon County, MO.

Logan used a .22 caliber rifle and 30-30 rifle caliber.

Logan admitted to accidentally shooting his grandparents. He said Thursday evening 10-9-14 he got the .22 caliber out of the closet, when it fell and discharged, striking Herman in the head. Logan stated that he put Herman out of misery and shot him with a 30-30. Logan turned down the hall and Rosie came out of bedroom and grabbed the gun causing it to go off hitting Rosie, and as she was falling to the floor the gun discharged again.

Charges are as follows:

1st Degree Murder

Armed Criminal Action

1st Degree Murder

Armed Criminal Action

1st Degree Robbery

Other Related Stories;  Residents react to double homicide in Vernon County

(10/11/2014) Vernon County Missouri officials investigate a double homicide.
A Vernon County teen is facing charges that he killed his grandparents..
The sheriff says 17 year old Logan E.  Ellison was arrested and  charged with two counts of first degree murder, armed criminal action and one count of first degree robbery. He's held on a two million dollar bond.  

  76 year old Herman and 77 year old Rosie Ellison were found dead in their rural Vernon county  home after deputies received a 911 call late Friday night. Sheriff Jason Mosher says its believed both were shot and killed inside their home which is  not far from the Cedar County line.  

Numerous agencies including the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad participated in the investigation.

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