Barber appeal date set

      Arnold Steven Barber remains free pending his appeal.

      Former Kirksville dentist Steve Barber now knows when the appeal of his felony convictions will be heard.

      Barber was convicted by an Adair County jury, of two counts of tampering with a witness, in July of last year. He was found guilty to trying to bribe the parents of the victim in the Tom Oswald case, to not cooperate with the prosecution. Barber was sentenced to five years in prison on each count; however the sentence was suspended pending the outcome of his appeal.

      The Western District Court of Appeals has set Monday October 29, 2012 as the date it will hear oral arguments in Barber's appeal.

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