The Missouri Supreme Court will not hear white supremacist pastor Robert Joos' appeal of a conviction for driving without a license. The Court also overruled Joos' motion for an order to commute his sentence.
Joos appealed a January decision by the Southern District Court of Appeals which tossed out Joos' conviction in McDonald County Circuit Court for resisting arrest but left intact the traffic conviction.
It was in 1994 that Joos' arrest on a weapons charge started a chain of events that led to the shooting of Missouri Highway Patrol trooper Bobby Harper. The damage done by that shooting eventually led to Harper's death two years later.
The man who allegedly shot Harper (forensics evidence linked the bullet that wounded Harper to one that had been fired from his rifle earlier), Timothy Coombs, supposedly did so to avenge Joos' arrest.