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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.


Jurors in Jaeger trial ask to see video interviews again and to revisit some testimony
11:47 a.m., August 11, 2009 Updated 11:30 a.m.
Jurors in the kidnapping and aggravated battery trial of a former Kansas University student have asked to watch recordings of police interviews with the defendant and his friend.
Jurors complete first day of deliberations, will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday
Attorneys paint drastically different pictures
09:50 a.m., August 10, 2009 Updated 06:24 p.m.
After two hours of deliberating, jurors went home Monday night without reaching a verdict in Matthew Jaeger’s kidnapping and aggravated battery trial.
Defense rests with blood stain expert in Jaeger trial
02:18 p.m., August 7, 2009 Updated 07:02 p.m.
A forensic investigator testified Friday afternoon that the blood stains at the apartment of Matthew Jaeger’s ex-girlfriend supported Jaeger’s version of what happened the night Jaeger is accused of attacking her.
Jaeger denies ever hurting ex-girlfriend, says he was just trying to protect her
01:35 p.m., August 6, 2009 Updated 06:44 p.m.
Former Kansas University student Matthew Jaeger denied ever choking, punching or hurting his ex-girlfriend as he took the stand Thursday morning in his own defense during a kidnapping and aggravated battery trial.
Matthew Jaeger takes stand in his own defense
09:30 a.m., August 6, 2009 Updated 01:48 p.m.
This live blog will be updated throughout the day with details of testimony in the Matthew Jaeger trial.
Surgeon says she’s ‘never seen anything as extensive’ as Jaeger’s ex-girlfriend’s injuries
12:41 p.m., August 5, 2009 Updated 05:03 p.m.
Prosecutors on Wednesday afternoon rested their case against Matthew Jaeger after a surgeon described injuries that Jaeger’s ex-girlfriend had suffered.
Jaeger’s jiu-jitsu instructor demonstrates choke hold; officer testifies about blood in apartment
01:18 p.m., August 4, 2009 Updated 07:00 p.m.
An Overland Park jiu-jitsu instructor testified on Tuesday that a kidnapping and aggravated battery defendant in a Lawrence case had participated in some of his classes and learned how to perform a choke hold.
Driver in Jaeger case says defendant broke victim’s window, entered apartment
Defendant’s friend contradicts defense, but maintains woman was not kidnapped
12:55 p.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 06:52 p.m.
A longtime friend of the defendant in a kidnapping and battery trial testified Monday that the victim willingly left her apartment with the defendant.
Images show blood on defendant
Jury watches video of Jaeger denying brutal attack, blaming stain on ketchup
12:46 p.m., July 31, 2009 Updated 06:13 p.m.
During an interview with police in the early morning of Oct. 10, 2007, Matthew Jaeger, a defendant in a Lawrence kidnapping and aggravated battery case, denied several times that he harmed his ex-girlfriend. But prosecutors allege that Jaeger battered his ex-girlfriend, severely mutilated her vagina and pelvic region, and dragged her from her Lawrence apartment after he found her with another man on Oct. 9, 2007.
Victim in Jaeger case says ex-boyfriend was abusive and possessive
‘I don’t recognize myself down where he hurt me,’ she tells court
10:41 a.m., July 30, 2009 Updated 07:10 p.m.
The victim took the stand Thursday morning in the trial of a former Kansas University student charged with attacking and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend nearly 2 years ago.
Different pictures emerge of events surrounding beating and kidnapping of Matthew Jaeger’s ex-girlfriend
Prosecution outlines savage attack; defense says he was just trying to help
12:27 p.m., July 29, 2009 Updated 06:04 p.m.
As a trial got under way Wednesday morning for a former Kansas University student accused of beating and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, lawyers painted starkly different pictures about the events of Oct. 9, 2007.
Jury selected in kidnapping, battery case
July 28, 2009
Testimony will begin Wednesday morning in the trial of Matthew Jaeger.
Jury selection under way in case of man accused of severely injuring ex-girlfriend
July 28, 2009
Jury selection began at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday — 24 hours later than scheduled — in the trial of a former Kansas University student accused of severely injuring his ex-girlfriend during an October 2007 attack.
Problems with jury questionnaires delay start of Jaeger trial
July 27, 2009
Jury selection will be delayed until Tuesday morning in the case of a former Kansas University student accused of injuring his ex-girlfriend during an October 2007 attack.
Assault trial to have pool of 100 jurors
July 26, 2009
After numerous delays, a trial will begin Monday in the case of a former Kansas University student accused of causing horrific injuries to his ex-girlfriend in an October 2007 attack.