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AG Schmitt Announces Conviction in Dallas County Murder

Sep 19, 2019, 14:44 PM by AG Schmitt
Jefferson City, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Adam Redding was found guilty on September 11, 2019 of murder in the first degree and armed criminal action for killing 73 year old Carroll Ford in Dallas County, Missouri.

Jefferson City, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Adam Redding was found guilty on September 11, 2019 of murder in the first degree and armed criminal action for killing 73 year old Carroll Ford in Dallas County, Missouri.

On November 29, 2017, Adam Redding stabbed his employer Mr. Ford 30 times in the back, chest, neck, and head. After a two day bench trial, Judge Donald Barnes announced his ruling from the bench following closing arguments.

This case was tried by AAGs Christine Krug and Gregory Goodwin and they were assisted by Victim Advocate Melissa Koetting and Investigator David Southard. The case was investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the Camden County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation team.

“Holding violent criminals accountable for their actions is a crucial part of maintaining law and order, and that’s exactly what the Attorney General’s Office seeks to do every day,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “I appreciate the thorough investigation by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and the aid from the Camden County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation team.”

Sentencing is set for October 11, 2019. The only possible sentence for murder in the first degree is life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole. Prior to the commencement of the trial, Redding pled guilty to two counts of forgery for which Linda and Carroll Ford were the victims. Sentencing for those counts, in addition to the armed criminal action charge, will also take place on October 11, 2019.