Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Logan Ellison sentencing hearing

Logan Ellison
The sentencing hearing for Logan Ellison of Eldorado Springs, Missouri took place yesterday at 3pm.

Logan Ellison pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of robbery July 12, 2016.

The fatal shootings of his grandparents, Herman Ellison, 76, and Rosie Ellison, 77, took place on Oct. 9, 2014, in their rural home on E. Quantrill Road, in Southeastern Vernon County where he was also a resident.

The evidence at the crime scene showed that Herman Ellison was shot in the head with no exit wound, and also in the right upper chest area and the bullet passed through his body and through the recliner and into the north wall of the residence.

The gunshot wounds to Herman Ellison appeared to have been from two different types of firearms.

Rosie Ellison appeared to have been shot with a small caliber weapon due to the fact of no exit wound on the body.

Information was obtained from the investigators that during the interview with Logan Ellison he confessed to shooting both Herman and Rosie Ellison and it was a accident. 

Logan Ellison then stated on Thursday night 10-09-2014 he removed a .22 caliber from the hallway dropped the gun the bullet struck Herman Ellison and as he went to check on Herman Ellison Logan saw blood coming from the head area of Herman Ellison and Logan dropped the gun a second time striking Herman Ellison again then Logan turned and walked back down the hallway and his grandmother, Rosie Ellison, came out of the bedroom grabbed the gun causing the gun to discharge and as she was falling to the floor the gun discharged again striking Rosie Ellison a second time.

Herman Ellison and Rosie Ellison

Logan Ellison then was told again that he was not being honest and  then he admitted to shooting Herman Ellison with a 30-30 caliber and with the .22 caliber rifle removing items from his grandfather, Herman Ellison’s, front pocket, and removing money from the wallet belonging to Herman Ellison. 

Logan also stated the reason he shot Herman Ellison with the 30-30 was to put Herman out of misery because he was making noise after being shot with the .22 caliber rifle.

Logan Ellison also admitted to covering Herman Ellison up with the coat because Logan could not stand to look at his Grandfather Herman Ellison. Logan Ellison also admitted to picking up the .22 caliber casing and changed his story more than once about him throwing the spent shell casing out the window of the truck at three different locations, and that on Friday morning 10-10-2014 he returned to the home got clothes and left and went to the El Dorado Springs High School and then to the El Dorado Springs football game Friday night. The coach said Logan did not play.


The plea agreement between Vernon County Prosecutor's Office and Mr. Ellison's public defender Thomas Jacquinot caps three concurrent sentences at 22 years.


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A sentencing hearing for a rural El Dorado Springs man in the deaths of his grandparents is scheduled Tuesday.

Logan Ellision pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of robbery July 12, judge James Bickel ordered a sentencing assessment review and scheduled the sentencing hearing for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30. The plea agreement between Vernon County prosecutor Brandi McInroy and public defender Thomas Jacquinot caps three concurrent sentences at 22 years -- pending approval by the judge.

Ellison -- who was born in 1996 -- was charged after Herman and Rosie Ellision were shot-to-death the their rural home in October, 2014.

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