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  • Man accused of murder won't see court until 2012

  • An Osage Beach man accused of murdering his roommate will not go to trial until 2012. This week in Camdenton, Judge Kenneth Hayden set a trial date of February 21, for Gregory Lucas George, who faces charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Adrianna Hyten.Hyten, 21, was found...
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  • An Osage Beach man accused of murdering his roommate will not go to trial until 2012. This week in Camdenton, Judge Kenneth Hayden set a trial date of February 21, for Gregory Lucas George, who faces charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Adrianna Hyten.
    Hyten, 21, was found stabbed to death in her apartment on Mace Road in Osage Beach on October 10, 2010. Police arrested George, 24 on the same day for violating conditions of his probation from prior criminal convictions — endangering the welfare of a child and second degree child molestation. An Osage Beach detective brought a murder charge against George for Hyten’s death in April of this year.
    George’s trial met further delay when Judge Bruce Colyer recused himself from the case and Hayden took the assignment. George is being held in the Camden County jail with no bond allowed. Attorneys will hold a pretrial conference on January 9, and Hayden set aside four days for a jury trial.
    Public defender Karie Comstock of Lebanon will represent George.
    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.
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