Greitens’ phone examined in relation to invasion of privacy trial


ST. LOUIS — In connection with an invasion of privacy charge, Gov. Eric Greitens phone underwent examination on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of the phone of the key witnesses also being examined.

Behind closed doors, at the St. Louis Courthouse, a forensic expert began going through the contents of the phone of the Republican governor. Experts are also expected to collect data from Greitens’ Gmail account and an alternate phone.

The search warrant for the data was obtained by the prosecutors on Tuesday. Jury selection is set to start Thursday with the trial starting on May 14.

Information from the warrant will need to be determined relevant by someone appointed by the court before being used in the trial.

This comes on the heels the phone of K.S. — the woman who has accused Greitens of photographing her without her consent while she was bound, blindfolded, and partially nude — being turned over and examined for evidence.

On the phone, experts found texts between the unnamed woman and Democrat Rep. Stacey Newman, according to Breitbart.

On January 11, 2018, the day after Greitens admitted to the extramarital, Newman texted K.S. “my House Dem leadership insist you need a lawyer fast” and “I may need to talk w your lawyers.” A week later Newman told K.S. “STL Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, she said you can have your attorney call her.”

Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at