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  • Jurors to be bused in for George trial

  • Jurors from Johnson County will be bused in when Gregory L. George stands trial in October for the murder of his roommate Adrianna Hyten. George, 25, will be tried in Camden County.


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  • Jurors from Johnson County will be bused in when Gregory L. George stands trial in October for the murder of his roommate Adrianna Hyten. George, 25, will be tried in Camden County.
    A pretrial hearing was held on Monday where Judge Kenneth Hayden upheld several motions public defender Heather Vodnansky had filed including a motion to preserve all notes on the investigation and another motion to preserve physical evidence. The third motion to enter Missouri Supreme Court rules 4-3.6 and 4-3.8 was also upheld. The two rules govern what a prosecuting attorney can say to the public regarding the case. The hope is that public opinion isn't swayed before the accused stands trial.
    George is facing one count of first degree murder and one count of armed criminal action in the death of 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 2011.
    George is being held in the Camden County jail with no bond allowed.
    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.