Eiken Elam Saimon, the killer who brought the meaning of terror to the city of Neosho on Aug. 12, 2007, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but since the actual plea was made this morning in Newton County Circuit Court, I have only been able to find one media outlet, KSN, that has the story.
KSN led its noon newscast with the story. KODE, of course, has All My Children on, while KOAM, which normally has a newscast, has the KU game in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
The Joplin Globe broke the story about the plea bargain earlier this week, and had information on the particulars posted Thursday, but as of this posting, has not confirmed the plea.
The Neosho Daily News, as far as I can determine, has been silent about the entire process, which is surprising considering the importance of the story to the Neosho community, and the outstanding job the Daily did in the aftermath of the shooting.