Oldson gets life in prison for murder of Cathy Beard

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom

John Oldson was sentenced to life in prison Monday morning in Howard County District Court.

Oldson, a Missouri man, was convicted of second-degree murder on February 8 for the 1989 murder of 31-year-old Cathy Beard.  Beard had disappeared in 1989, and her body was found near Ord in 1992.  Oldson used to be a resident of Ord.

Oldson has asked for a new trial based on the arrest of a key defense witness four days after Oldson's conviction.  His request was denied.