UPDATE: 1-6-17 – Thompson was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder charge, and 40 years for armed criminal action. The sentences will be served consecutively.
(UPDATE: 12/23/16 10:15 a.m.)- A Marshall resident that was accused of the 2012 stabbing death of Rebecca Fisher, 32, appeared in court Wednesday, after a sentencing assessment report was filed back in September.
Terry Thompson, 48, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder and armed criminal action back in July. Earlier reports suggest, the prosecution is recommending life in prison on the murder charge and 25 years for Armed Criminal Action.
Thompson’s sentencing is scheduled for January 6, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., in the Livingston County Circuit Courthouse.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo. – A Marshall resident that was accused of the 2012 stabbing death of Rebecca Fisher, 32, has entered a plea of guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. Terry Thompson, 48 was set to go on trial in just under two weeks when he entered the plea Friday, July 8, 2016.
His case was granted a change of venue to Livingston County in April of 2013.
On December 19, 2012, Fisher was found with severe lacerations on the front porch of a Marshall, Mo. residence on Birchwood Circle. She died a short time later at Fitzgibbon Hospital.
A manhunt for Thompson led to his eventual arrest about a week later near Clarksville, Mo. by highway patrol authorities.
He was scheduled to go on trial July 20, 2016. The trial dates have been cancelled. A scheduled sentencing hearing is not yet set.
The Prosecution is recommending life in prison on the murder charge and 25 years for Armed Criminal Action.