State Appeals Court Affirms Conviction for Wounding Trooper
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of a white supremacist for the wounding of a state trooper.
Previously, the court had upheld the conviction of David C. Tate, 23, of Athol, Idaho, for murdering the wounded trooper’s partner two years ago.
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld convictions of Tate on charges of armed criminal action and first-degree assault in the April 15, 1985, wounding of Allen Hines.
Hines and Jimmie Linegar were shot after they stopped Tate’s van while making routine traffic checks. Tate, who used an automatic weapon equipped with a silencer, was captured after a five-day manhunt in the Ozarks.
Tate is serving a life term for killing Linegar, a life term for armed criminal action in the wounding of Hines and a 15-year sentence for the assault on Hines. The two life terms are to run consecutively.
Tate also is serving a 50-year term after he was convicted in July 1986 on federal weapons charges.
Allegedly a member of the white supremacist group The Order, he was among 23 members of the group indicted in 1985 in Seattle for racketeering.