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Gier pleads guilty

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A 14-year-old disappearance was resolved Monday when Larry Gier Jr. of Redfield pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, burglary and theft in Bourbon County District Court, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced in a news release.

The victim, Gregory Hines of Fort Scott, disappeared in July 1998. Gier admitting killing Hines and entered his guilty pleas after ongoing investigations by the Fort Scott Police Department, Bourbon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Highway Patrol, the release said.

The investigation into Hines' death had remained open for more than 14 years, and was aided by DNA evidence, fingerprints and assistance from witnesses. Gier was arrested in Redfield on May 9, 2011.

The case was prosecuted by Bourbon County Attorney Terri Johnson and Kansas Assistant Attorney General Kristiane Bryant.

Gier is scheduled to be sentenced in Bourbon County District Court on March 26, the release said.

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So, what happened to the body?

-- Posted by Fort Scott Resident on Tue, Jan 29, 2013, at 9:13 PM

When do we get the whole story?

-- Posted by food4thought on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 10:58 AM

The plea bargain should have included full disclosure which would include where the body is. I'd think the victims family would want that to give some sort of closure to this.

-- Posted by Fort Scott Resident on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 5:28 PM

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