Missouri AG asks appeals court to block Jackson County judges from hearing Strickland case
Kevin Strickland speaks to The Kansas City Star on Nov. 5, 2019, at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Clinton County. - James Wooldridge/The Kansas City Star/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri attorney general's office is appealing a judge's decision to not recuse himself and disqualify other judges in Jackson County from hearing local prosecutors argue Kevin Strickland is innocent. Earlier this month, Judge Kevin Harrell denied a motion filed by the attorney general that argued Harrell and other judges must recuse themselves because there was an appearance of bias in the 16th Circuit Court. The office cited a letter Jackson County prosecutors put out in which the circuit's presiding judge said he "concurs on behalf" of the court that Strickland shoul...