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Posted on August 7, 2012 by

St. Charles County Murder Trial Begins

The murder trial of Paul White, accused in the 2007 death of Insurance agent Robert Eidman, began on July 31, 2012 and there is some confusion on who actually fired the gun responsible for Eidman’s death.  White’s attorney claims his accomplice, Cleo Hines, was the shooter. The prosecutor’s office found DNA evidence at the scene that matched Mr. White, who apparently left the DNA while removing the victim’s wallet.

The defense attorney has said that there was no intent to commit murder when the two men decided to rob the Eidman. Mr. White’s wife had mentioned before the day in question that the agency did take cash payments and that was what led the men there. It is believed that gambling loses were the driving force behind committing the robbery.

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