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Latest Sedalia Trials News
March 16 Crash Reports
A Sedalia man was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Friday in Pettis County.
March 28 2015
Sedalia has hosted several of America’s presidents
Photo courtesy of Gary Edwards Harry S. Truman works in his statewide campaign headquarters on Ohio Street in Sedalia.
March 24 2015
One dead, five hurt in Pettis County crash
A Sedalia man is dead and a family is in the hospital after a Saturday night crash.
December 13 2014
Sedalia man pleads guilty in trailer park slaying
Black, Missouri
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) _ A 66-year-old Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman whose remains were discovered in a trailer park and will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Sedalia Democrat ( reports Joseph Arbeiter pleaded guilty on Friday to first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of […]
December 08 2014
Arbeiter pleads guilty to murder
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Joseph F. Arbeiter, 66, of Sedalia, walks to the Pettis County Courthouse for his hearing Friday afternoon with Pettis County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Tollie Rowe. Arbeiter plead guilty to murder charges during the hearing and was sentenced to life in prison.
December 06 2014
S-C looks out for seat belts
Photo courtesy of Sedalia School District 200 Students Heather Bryson, left, and Ehlana Gilger tally how many students are wearing their seat belts as they leave the Smith-Cotton High School campus the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 7. The count is part of the Battle of the Belt campaign, being coordinated at S-C by Pettis County Sheriff's Department Sgt. John Cline, right, who also serves as the ...
November 10 2014
SPD: Man ‘person of interest’ in death of child
Sedalia, Missouri
A person of interest detained this morning near Sedalia in the murder of a six-year-old boy near Fulton is now charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
September 10 2014
Community Calendar for Aug. 25-31
10:30 a.m.: The Church Women United of Sedalia fall Board Meeting at Ward Memorial Baptist Church, 412 North Osage. 6 p.m.: Celebrate Recovery and Outreach 12-step Christ-centered Bible-based program for hurts, habits or hang-ups. Child care provided. 6 p.m. free dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.
August 29 2014
Prosecutors to push for death penalty for man convicted of murder
Sedalia, Missouri
(KTVI)– A mid-Missouri prosecutor will push for the death penalty in the case of a man once convicted of murder in St. Louis 50 years ago. Joseph Arbeiter was charged earlier this spring with killing and dismembering a 35-year-old woman in Pettis County. Mandy Black’s body was found in a Sedalia mobile home park. He’s […]
July 18 2014
Prosecuting attorney’s office will seek death penalty
Sedalia, Missouri
Judge Larry D. Harman granted murder suspect Joseph F. Arbeiter a change of venue to the Seventh Judicial Court, Clay County, during a hearing Friday afternoon as prosecutors indicated the State’s intent to seek the death penalty.
July 18 2014
Budget cuts, lack of in-patient care affect law enforcement
Pettis County Sheriff’s deputies and the Sedalia Police Department continue to struggle to find available mental health services, often spending countless hours and driving hundreds of miles to transport patients to the limited acute treatment centers left afloat in central Missouri.
July 13 2014
Missouri health systems form statewide network
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Five regional health care systems in Missouri have formed a new consortium aimed at improving business practices and patient care. The Health Network of Missouri is comprised of University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia; Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia; Capital Region Medical ...
July 08 2014
A further look at Sedalia’s ‘Railroad Men’
Both the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroads maintained large operations in Sedalia. Both had shops, factories for the building, repair, and maintenance of railroad cars. The Katy had a hospital where sick or injured workers from many states received treatment.
May 27 2014
Charges filed in homicide case -
Marshall, Missouri
Authorities say a Sedalia area man, recently charged with attempted rape and assault, has confessed to the murder of a missing Marshall woman whose remains were discovered on a property where he resided in the Goodwill Chapel Trailer Park, south of Sedalia city limits.
May 21 2014
Mo. man charged with killing, dismembering woman
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in western Missouri say a 65-year-old man confessed to detectives that he killed and dismembered a woman whose body parts were found in and around his trailer home.
May 14 2014
Man charged with killing, dismembering woman in Sedalia
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in western Missouri say a 65-year-old man confessed to detectives that he killed and dismembered a woman whose body parts were found in and around his trailer home. The Sedalia Democrat reports a Pettis County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Joseph Arbeiter on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Arbeiter remained jailed without bond and did ...
May 14 2014
Man implicated in Sedalia homicide has previously been convicted of murder
Black, Missouri
PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — A 65-year-old Sedalia man, charged with the murder and dismemberment of a 35-year-woman, is no stranger...
May 14 2014
Human remains found on property of man whose life sentence in St. Louis murder was overturned
Sedalia, Missouri
Joseph Arbeiter, then 15, was charged with stabbing Nancy Zanone, 28, during a burglary on Dec. 2, 1963.
May 09 2014
Investigators building murder case in Sedalia homicide
The Pettis County Sheriff's Department is continuing a murder investigatin in Sedalia after body parts were found outside a trailer rented by 65 year-old Joseph Arbeiter.
May 06 2014
Human remains found on property of man whose life sentence on St. Louis murder was overturned
Sedalia, Missouri
Remains found on property near Sedalia, Mo.
May 06 2014
Sedalia Rotary Club, Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit Ave. 6 p.m.: Free supper Cornerstone Celebrate Recovery. Bible-based twelve step program for hurts, habits and hangups. Large group meeting at 7 p.m.; small groups at 8 p.m., live band and child care, programs for children and teens.
May 06 2014
Group to bring hospice house to Sedalia -
The time leading up to the death of a family member or friend suffering from illness can be chaotic. Hospital or nursing home visits, consultations with doctors, planning funeral arrangements.
March 19 2014
Police, witnesses testify in Brown trial -
Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of a Sedalia man accused of murder.
November 30 2013
State rests in Brown trial -
Black, Missouri
After two and a half days of testimony, the state rested its case in the trial of a Sedalia man accused of murder.
November 26 2013
Saudi Arabia posts bond for accused killer, MO judge won't release him
Sedalia, Missouri
An unusual court fight is taking place in Warrensburg, MO. The bond for a murder suspect was paid, but the judge is refusing to release him.
June 10 2013
Police name victim in fatal hospital attack
Sedalia, Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Columbia police have identified the victim in a fatal attack at the Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital as a 78-year-old man from the western Missouri town of Warsaw. Police say Robert O. Hill was reportedly attacked by another hospital patient on Friday night. He died four hours later. The case is under investigation by the Columbia Police Department and the U.S. Department ...
February 21 2013
Former Marine pleads not guilty in death at Mo. VA
Columbia, Missouri
Sedalia resident Rudy Perez Jr. has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect or disease to the killing of a Warsaw man at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia.
February 09 2013
Victim and attacker named in Truman VA Hospital death
Sedalia, Missouri
Columbia police have identified the victim in a fatal attack at the Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital as a 78-year-old man from the Truman Lake town of Warsaw.
February 05 2013
Girl's death brings murder charge against man from Cole Camp
Sedalia, Missouri
Investigators think Rafael Alejo hit the girl in the stomach. WARSAW, Mo. -- A man living in Cole Camp is accused of hitting his girlfriend’s daughter in the stomach and causing her death. Rafael Alejo, 27, was charged late Wednesday afternoon with second-degree murder and child abuse.
December 05 2012
Candidates speak out at forum
Economic growth, public health and Proposition B were some of the wide ranging topics discussed at Tuesday’s League of Women Voters of Sedalia-Pettis County candidate forum, held at Sedalia City Hall.
November 25 2012
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