Change of venue granted for man accused of killing 6-year-old

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Monday, November 02 2015 Nov 2, 2015 Monday, November 02, 2015 7:26:00 PM CST November 02, 2015 in News
By: Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Missouri State Public Defender Office confirmed the trial for Scottie Willet has been moved from Callaway County to Boone County.

Willet is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Aug. 28, 2014, shooting death of Dayne William Hathman, a boy who had Down syndrome. He admitted to shooting the 6-year-old boy multiple times.

Dayne's mother came home from work at about 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2014, to find her son shot several times, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said.

Authorities said Willet had been living with Dayne's family for several months.

A date has not been set for the trial in Boone County.

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