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Moniteau County Prosecutor’s Case Before State High Court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Supreme Court is considering what action to take after police recorded a central Missouri prosecutor talking to his attorney.

The court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea, who backed into a Columbia restaurant in 2014.

Healea is asking the state Supreme Court to disqualify the Attorney General’s office from prosecuting the case. He contends the office violated attorney-client privilege because it had a recording provided by the Columbia police department that contained a private conversation between Healea and his attorney.

The Columbia Missourian reports the Attorney General’s office argued Tuesday it should remain as special prosecutor because the office didn’t know it had the recording and no one there listened to it.

It is unclear when the Supreme Court will rule.

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