90-percent conviction rate a highlight of Solicitor's Office year-end report
Monday, January 27, 2014 1:00 AM
Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo recently released a year-end report outlining the highlights of his inaugural year in office.
Circuit officials indicated it was the first year the Solicitor's Office released a report on its yearly activities. The 61-page report is a comprehensive review detailing the office's accomplishments in and out of the courtroom last year as well as its goals for this year. It was released
Thursday, two weeks after the one-year anniversary of Stumbo's swearing-in ceremony. The 37-year-old Greenwood native kicked off his rookie term last January, taking the helm at the litigation agency, which prosecutes cases for four counties in the Lakelands.
The report indicated 8th Circuit prosecutors spent a lot of time in the courtroom last year as the Solicitor's Office tried more cases to a jury verdict in 2013 than in the prior two years combined. Stumbo personally argued 10 major felony cases before jurors, including a murder trial, three child molestation cases and four drug offenders.
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