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June 28, 2013Gentry County, MO |  By: Coffey

Gentry County man dies following verdict

A 48 year old Gentry County man died yesterday following a seizure after receiving a guilty verdict on statutory sodomy charges in Nodaway County on a change of venue.

Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White says Steve Parsons of Stanberry, Missouri went into a seizure shortly after the verdict was announced around five o'clock yesterday.

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White says the official cause of Parsons' death is still to be determined. Parsons was convicted of statutory sodomy for having sex with a 17-year-old girl. He was the owner of Parsons Tire & Battery in Maryville.