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Major Crimes


The attorneys in the Major Crimes Unit have substantial experience in prosecuting the most dangerous offenders. This unit prosecutes homicides, serious assaults, vehicular assaults, dangerous and career criminals, home invasions, robberies, and dangerous drug offenses. The Major Crimes Unit attorneys are:



Philip Fuhrman - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Philip joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College, majoring in Political Science. Philip received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2009. Philip first worked for the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as a Rule 13 intern during the summer of 2008. Upon graduation, he returned to our office first working as a prosecutor in the General Crimes Unit and then in the Person's Unit. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Assistant in the General Crimes Unit where he focused on prosecuting felony crimes and assisting in training our new prosecutors. In 2013, Philip was assigned to the Major Crime Unit. Philip specializes in handling involuntary manslaughter cases in which the defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol or was otherwise reckless. 


Dawn Diel - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Dawn joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in December of 2012. In 2005, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Saint Louis University. Dawn received a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 2008. In 2012, Dawn received her Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. During law school, Dawn was an editor on Washington University's Journal of Law and Policy and co-founded Washington University's Criminal Law Society. Dawn completed internships at the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, and the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office while in law school and a clinic at the Missouri State Public Defender's Office in St. Louis County. Dawn currently prosecutes drug offenses and is the prosecutor's liaison to drug court. 


Cindy Kensinger - Secretary


Bruce Waterman - Investigator