Man changes murder plea to guilty

Man changes murder plea to guilty

There are 6 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Aug 16, 2007, titled Man changes murder plea to guilty. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

A Jackson County murder trial ended abruptly this afternoon when the defendant -- a man accused of killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in the woods -- changed his plea.

Cleveland N. Marburgh, 32, of Grandview initially pleaded not guilty. But he changed his plea to guilty and agreed to serve a 30-year prison term for the crime.

According to court documents, Marburgh called family members the morning of June 4, 2005, and led them to a wooded area near 125th Street and Byars Road in Grandview. There they found the body of Kristi Stephens, who had been beaten and strangled. Her 9-month-old baby was next to her body, crying but unharmed. Read more

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kristi sister

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jan 18, 2008
it hurts to hear you say her boy friend because it wasnt he was a sick man and i fell he wasnts wroth gods time
kristi cuz

Jefferson City, MO

#2 Jan 30, 2010
I am looking at this quite a bit after the original post and it still bothers me a great deal. Before the main source of news in the Kansas City Metro area posts such non-sense, they should have their facts straight. I can remember myself and many members of my family telling them that there was no such relationship, that it was an obsession by a sick man who does not deserve the life he has. I can not think of anything greater than the day that God takes his breath away, as Cleveland has done to Kristi. I did NOT put my life on the line for our country for this, he will get what he deserves one day, I can only hope that it is as brutal as the way he took Kristi from us and I hope his family gets to experience the ignorance of the media making it look like a "lover's quarrel".
marisa kristi sister

Nashville, TN

#3 Jun 27, 2011
after 6 years it still feels like a dream i would do anything to get her back
Kristi son

Tulsa, OK

#4 Jul 3, 2016
It hurts and just hurts more every year this has effect everyone and torn us apart
kristi 12 yr old daughter

Leawood, KS

#5 Apr 29, 2017
Kristi son wrote:
It hurts and just hurts more every year this has effect everyone and torn us apart
If this never happened then we probably would of never split apart I love u brother and I hope we see you soon.

Kristi 12yr old daughter " I miss my mommy so much and if this never happened then maybe we would all be together and family but now she is gone and it just splitters us all apart and I really miss you guys and I'm having a hard time without my family I just want a happy family.
kristi 12 yr old daughter

Leawood, KS

#6 Apr 29, 2017
I can't live without my mom brother or aunti we just all split apart now that she is gone I just want a family that's all I really really miss u guys and I know we all struggle sometimes and I can't even pay attention at school because I think about this too much and it's stuck in my head why did this stupid boy do this to my mother and I barely spent time with her I barely remember her because he just had to hert her when I was 9 months old and till this day I will never forget the loving times with you guys. And it hurts all of us that we are split apart from each other I wish we could just all get along and be a happy family again because I miss u guys and I love u and now I am crying everyday for her and the struggles I have.

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