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Rex Barnett
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
Preceded by Sam Graves
Succeeded by Brad Lager
Personal details
Born (1938-11-22) November 22, 1938 (age 85)
Laredo, Missouri
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Maryville, Missouri
Alma mater Trenton Junior College
Central Missouri State University

Rex Barnett (born October 22, 1938) is an American politician and former member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A Republican, he represented District 4 (Atchison, Nodaway and Worth Counties) in the Missouri House of Representatives for four terms (from 1994 to 2002). During this time, he sat on committees for criminal law, public safety and law enforcement, and appropriations for corrections and public safety.

Allegations of obstruction of justice

..... Barnett's grandson confessed, but prosecutors declined to pursue charges, and allegations were subsequently made that Barnett had interfered with the case.

Barnett subsequently denied any involvement in the case, stating that he "knew that any contact whatsoever by me with the sheriff’s department or prosecuting attorney — or any witness, as far as that goes — would have been bad for me and bad for the case." Barnett's grandson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor second-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child for leaving Coleman outside her house, and was sentenced by Missouri Circuit Judge Glen Dietrich to four months in jail that were suspended in favor of two years probation.


See also

  • Audrie & Daisy
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