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  • Man charged in October Mace Road stabbing death

  • An Osage Beach man faces a first degree murder charge in the the October death of a 21-year-old woman. Gregory Lucas George, 23, has been indicted in the death of Adrianna Hyten.


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  • An Osage Beach man faces a first degree murder charge in the the October death of a 21-year-old woman. Gregory Lucas George, 23, has been indicted in the death of Adrianna Hyten.
    On Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 firefighters and EMT's found Hyten lying dead on the living room floor of her apartment at 1167 Mace Road. An initial autopsy revealed that Hyten died from stab wounds.
    Police took George into custody on the same day they began investigating the Hyten death. George was living with Hyten in the apartment at the time of her death. The two worked together at the Osage Beach Steak n' Shake. Hyten died around 3 a.m. on Oct. 10. George called police at 11:21 a.m., telling officers he had just come home and "found her lying" in the living room.
    Officers arrested George, a registered sex offender, for violating conditions of his probation from a previous criminal conviction.
    Detectives waited for test results of forensic evidence collected at the scene of Hyten's death. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab tested the material.
    George faces one charge of first degree murder and one charge of armed criminal action. He is being held in the Camden County jail without bond.
    Key elements of Osage Beach Police Department probable cause statement
    • Gregory George and Adrianna Hyten were in a personal relationship that began in early 2010. They began living together in June, 2010.
    • In September, 2010, Hyten began a relationship with another man.
    • Hyten and George began living together at the apartment on Mace Road on October 2.
    • At 12:14 a.m. on Oct 10, 2010, George and Hyten exchanged text messages.
    • Hyten got off work at Steak n' Shake in Osage Beach at 2:02 a.m.
    • Hyten sent two text messages to other acquaintances at 2:30 a.m. In both messages, she asked the recipient to call the police and have them respond to the apartment. Neither of the recipients read the messages until later that day.
    • George sent text messages text messages to another acquaintance at 3:18 a.m., indicating that Hyten had kicked him out of the apartment and that he was leaving.
    • Surveillance video shows George went to El Rancho Truck Stop in Eldon at 5:16 a.m.
    • At 11:21 a.m., George called 911 to report that this roommate was dead.
    • Osage Beach Police Det. Kevin Friend interviewed George at 2:20 p.m. Friend determined that some of George's statements about his activity that morning were false.
    • Detectives found Hyten's blood and DNA on the driver's seat of George's vehicle.
    Gregory Lucas George
    criminal history
    Apr. 7, 2007–misdemeanor second degree endangering the welfare of a child
    Jan. 1, 2007–misdemeanor second degree child molestation
    Page 2 of 2 - May 1, 2005–felony first degree attempted child molestation
    May 1, 2005–misdemeanor displayed unlawful plate on a motor vehicle
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