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PRESS RELEASE
05/7/14

GUNMAN IN ALPINE HOUSE MURDER CASE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON PLUS TEN YEARS FOR THE MURDER OF LAILA CARPENTER

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Charles Howard of St. Robert, entered a plea of guilty yesterday to Murder in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action for his role in the July 15, 2013 shooting and murder of Laila Carpenter at the Alpine House Hotel in St. Robert.  This plea was part of a negotiated agreement between Howard and the Prosecutor’s Office.  As was agreed and recommended, Judge Warren sentenced Howard to life in prison for the Murder charge and ten years on the Armed Criminal Action charge.  Those sentences run consecutive.  Mr. Howard will not be eligible for consideration for parole until 2043.

Howard was the primary suspect in this case and had previously admitted to shooting Carpenter with a 9mm handgun over a dispute between Howard, Carpenter, and several other people.  The handgun was discovered my St. Robert Police and The Missouri State Highway Patrol two days after the shooting in the woods behind the Alpine House.  During the plea agreement, Howard once again admitted to shooting Ms. Carpenter.

“This plea agreement brings to a close a very sad case in my opinion,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Three children are not going to have their mother on this or any future Mother’s Day because of Mr. Howard’s actions.  Hopefully he will spend the rest of his life in prison thinking about the consequences of his actions.” 

The Prosecutor’s Office would like to thank the hard work of LT Dorothy Taylor of the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who was the lead investigator in this case.  The Prosecutor’s Office would also like to commend all of the investigators and officers from the numerous agencies who worked this case, especially the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the St. Robert Police Department, the Rolla Police Department, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Pulaski and Phelps County Sheriff’s Departments.  “This case was a great example of local and state law enforcement working to put together a rock solid case and as a result, the offender is off the streets and in prison for life where he belongs,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.

This case was prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman with assistance from Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs and Dean Matthews.

Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
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