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Custodian OK'd, but bail not reduced for Eacker

...third-party custodian. Eacker was convicted of first-degree murder in March 2010 for the 1982 fatal stabbing of Toni Lister. He was granted a new trial in February after Moran ruled the prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence during the...
Cold case nears conclusion

...judge next Tuesday will sentence a man who killed a Seward woman 29 years ago. Jimmy Eacker is charged with killing Toni Lister, who was 29 when her body was found April 17, 1982, in the woods near the Seward city dump. She had been sexually...
Judge sentences Eacker to 99 years in jail

...DL's testimony outlined her 1973 encounter with Eacker. About nine years after raping DL, Eacker brutally murdered Toni Lister. In March, a jury convicted Eacker, 56, of first-degree murder for the 1982 stabbing death of the Seward woman...
Trial set in Seward cold case murder

...arraigned on one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. Eacker is accused of killing Toni Lister, who was 29 when her body was found April 17, 1982, in the woods near the Seward city dump. She had been sexually...
1st witness called: Investigator testifies in murder case

The Seward police officer who led the investigation into Toni Lister's death in 1982, testified as the prosecution's first witness in the Jimmy Eacker murder trial Monday. During his testimony...
Eacker trial ongoing

...with a screwdriver would not likely produce geysers of blood, the forensic pathologist who conducted the autopsy of Toni Lister's body testified Wednesday. Doctor Michael Propst's testimony could be troubling for the defense in the Jimmy Eacker...
'A bad dream': Witness said she found Lister's glasses through clairvoyant episode

...have found a critical piece of evidence after having an illuminating dream. Sandra Lamb, formerly Sandra Rule and Toni Lister's good friend, testified Friday and Monday about what she remembers happening the night in 1982 when Lister went...
Eacker guilty

A Kenai jury found Jimmy Eacker guilty Wednesday afternoon in the 1982 murder of Toni Lister in a criminal cold case brought back to life. After a single day of deliberation, the jury convicted a charge of 1st degree murder...
Eacker's prosecutor to testify: Judge aks for explanation of information's exclusion

...withheld exculpatory evidence during Eacker's original trial: namely, a partial male DNA profile collected from Toni Lister's vaginal washings that did not belong to Eacker. Adams claimed this finding could have been a game changer, and...
Eacker proceedings continued to Feb. 11

...murderer be granted a dismissal with prejudice, meaning that Eacker would be immune from a retrial for 29-year-old Toni Lister's brutal murder in 1982. If the court denies this request, they say at the very least Eacker deserves to be retried...


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