Mistrial Moves Former Host's Murder Trial To June
April 11, 2008 at 5:13 AM (PT)
Former Talk KLIK-A/JEFFERSON CITY, MO "PARTY LINE" midday host JAMES KEOWN's murder trial has been declared a mistrial after a key defense witness underwent emergency surgery in INDIANAPOLIS, preventing his testimony this week. Judge GERALDINE HINES declared the mistrial and set a new trial for JUNE 9th. KEOWN has been charged with murdering his wife, JULIE, in SEPTEMBER 2004 by spiking her GATORADE with anti-freeze.
KEOWN, also known in his radio career as J.P. O'NEILL, previously worked at KMBZ-A and KCMO-A in KANSAS CITY, WMVP-A (ESPN 1000)/CHICAGO, and WRKO-A/BOSTON in various production, web, marketing, programming, and on-air capacities before joining KLIK.