2016 – Robert L. Campbell, 72, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder for his role in the April 2011 killings of Russell and Rebecca Porter.
Campbell was Russell Porter’s uncle and neighbor.
Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell prosecuted the case. Merrell said Campbell was driving a semitrailer to Texas at the time of the murder, but the evidence showed Campbell paid other family members to kill the couple.
The bodies of missing Russell and Rebecca Porter from Willard, Missouri, have been found.
Rusty, 34 and Rebecca, 46, were last heard from in April by Rebecca’s brother. In May there was an extensive search with a backhoe on their property, but they were not found.
The Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell notified the media that the bodies were found late this morning off Protem-Cedar Creek Road east of Forsyth.