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Matthew Jaeger: Guilty Verdict

Former KU student Matthew Jaeger was found guilty on three of four charges related to brutal beating and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend. Jaeger was found guilty of simple kidnapping, aggravated battery and making a criminal threat.


Matthew Jaeger sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison
Victim expresses relief over verdict
05:26 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 08:50 p.m.
Matthew Jaeger, the former Kansas University student who was convicted of brutally assaulting his ex-girlfriend, was sentenced to 59 months, 41 months and 6 months in prison for three crimes that he was convicted of in August of 2009.
Video: Jaeger seeking new trial

Attorneys for Matthew Jaeger are seeking a new trial in the kidnapping and assault of the former KU student's ex-girlfriend. Attorneys say there was jury misconduct involved that unfairly tainted the verdict. Watch »

Video: Jaeger sentencing delayed

A Douglas County judge delayed Matthew Jaeger's sentencing to allow more time for an appeal. Watch »

Video: Victim in Jaeger trial discusses the past, looks to future

A day after Matthew Jaeger was found guilty of aggravated battery and kidnapping, his ex-girlfriend Francie Biggs talks about what she went through. Watch »

Video: Verdict reached in Jaeger trial

The jury in the case against Matthew Jaeger reached a verdict Thursday. Jaeger was found guilty in three of the four charges being pursued against him. He will serve a minimum of four years in a Kansas prison. Watch »

Video: Alternate juror needed in Jaeger trial

After three days of jury deliberation it was discovered one juror engaged in misconduct. The juror was replaced by an alternate and the deliberation will continue with a review of the testimony. Watch »

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Jaeger conviction upheld by appeals panel
December 16, 2011
In 2009, a Douglas County jury convicted Jaeger of kidnapping, aggravated battery and making a criminal threat.
3-judge panel in Lawrence hears appeal of Matthew Jaeger, who was convicted in 2009 of kidnapping and mutilating his ex-girlfriend
October 18, 2011
Members of a Kansas Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday focused on whether they had the authority to overturn a conviction in a Douglas County kidnapping and battery case.
Court panel to meet in Lawrence to hear appeal of Matthew Jaeger’s conviction for kidnapping, assaulting former girlfriend
October 13, 2011
An appeal of the conviction of Matthew Jaeger will be heard next week by a panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals, which will be meeting in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Juror who committed misconduct in Jaeger trial won’t testify in court
January 25, 2010
A juror who was dismissed for misconduct in the Matthew Jaeger kidnapping and aggravated battery case will not have to testify in court.
Matthew Jaeger sentencing delayed again to consider motion on dismissed juror
January 11, 2010
The sentencing scheduled later this month for a former Kansas University student convicted in the 2007 beating and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend will be delayed again as Matthew Jaeger’s attorneys argue that he should get a new trial.
Jaeger sentencing postponed to January
September 23, 2009
A former Kansas University student convicted of the 2007 beating and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend will not be sentenced until January.
Neighbors urged to report domestic abuse
August 15, 2009
Assistant Kansas Attorney General Nola Wright cited a call to police from concerned neighbors as a key component to the prosecution’s case against Matthew Jaeger.
Juror misconduct can be grounds for appeal
August 12, 2009
Local attorneys were surprised by Wednesday’s accusations of juror misconduct in the Matthew Jaeger trial and said misconduct can lead to prejudice against a defendant.
One juror replaced with an alternate in Matthew Jaeger trial
Fairchild declines to declare a mistrial
10:26 a.m., August 12, 2009 Updated 07:16 p.m.
A Douglas County judge Wednesday morning dismissed a juror for misconduct and appointed an alternate to serve in the Matthew Jaeger trial, but he stopped short of declaring a mistrial in the case.

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