Melinda Coleman

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'Daisy's Case' in Maryville to Be Reopened

County prosecutor calls for special prosecutor

(Newser) - All the attention worked: The Nodaway County prosecutor has asked for "Daisy's case," which centers around the alleged rapes of two teens in Maryville, Missouri, to be reopened. Robert Rice had initially dropped the charges against the suspects, but now he's asked a judge to appoint... More »

Momentum Builds for Review of 'Daisy's Case'

Lieutenant governor wants grand jury called

(Newser) - After Melinda Coleman decided to go public with the horrifying story of the rape of her daughter, Daisy, in Maryville, Mo., the state's lieutenant governor and House speaker are calling for the case to get a second look, the Kansas City Star reports. The attorney general previously said he... More »

Anonymous Takes On Missouri Town Over 'Daisy's Case'

'Maryville, expect us,' says hacker group

(Newser) - Sunday saw the publication of a lengthy Kansas City Star investigation into the alleged rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Mo., a case which saw authorities drop charges against a well-connected 17-year-old boy. Now, hackers are taking matters into their own hands, Time reports. "If Maryville won’t... More »

Mom Says Teen Was Raped, Then Nightmare Began

Alleged victim's house burns down after charges dropped

(Newser) - A Missouri family moved to a new city to escape the past—but wound up finding new anguish in not just an alleged rape, but the cruel aftermath. The Kansas City Star has spent seven months digging into the story of Melinda Coleman and her four kids, who moved to... More »

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