(Previous Keown threads are here and here.)
But at least one person in mid-Missouri had a heads-up about the Keown probe back in Massachusetts. KOMU-TV in Columbia reports:
Keown's boss Brian Wilson was one of the few people who knew about the investigation.
Wilson says Keown called him in March to warn him that the FBI was in town asking questions and they might need to speak to KLIK employees.
Hole(s) in the story: Did police interview KLIK employees? What did Wilson tell his boss(es) at Cumulus Media? Most of all, did anyone working at a self-proclaimed "news talk" radio station ever pick up a phone and call Massachusetts authorities to, you know, check on any news involving James Keown?
Keown has an attorney in Boston. The Associated Press reports that Keown hired Adam A. Kretowicz "shortly after" Julie Keown's death in September 2004.
The Boston Herald reports that the Keowns moved from Missouri to Massachusetts to get away from pesky Missouri relatives who wanted to know when the Keowns were going to have kids.
You know, we're not sure the guy did it. Unless the authorities have a Gatorade bottle with traces of antifreeze in it -- and James Keown's fingerprints on the bottle, and a receipt proving he purchased antifreeze -- the case against him, as outlined in media reports and a prosecutor's news conference, seems mediocre at best.