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Taylorville Police Help Lead to Conviction in Texas Murder

A Texas woman has pleaded guilty of murder in a case that the Taylorville Police Department helped to get the ball rolling on. 34-year-old Cassandra L. Amole entered the plea Thursday, and will serve 60 years in prison in Texas.


Amole, along with her sister Jessica L. Shepherd, murdered Jimmie Muir at his home in Dumas, Texas, about 50 miles north of Amarillo in May of 2015. After killing Muir, the pair stole his truck and many of his personal belongings and valuables and fled the state. The pair was apprehended in Greensburg, Kansas. Greensburg is the town that is known for being hit by a large tornado nearly wiping the town off the map about 10 years ago.


How does the case relate back to Taylorville? Texas’ 69th District Attorney David Green says it all has to do with a phone call to a family member in this area.



All told, six police agencies worked together to investigate this case in Texas, including Taylorville Police, the Moore County, Texas Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, Kiowa County Kansas Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and the Moore County District Attorney’s Office.

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